Urban Logistics

The goal of the thematic group is to identify research priorities related to urban freight and logistics to improve the efficiency, sustainability and security of these activities. The thematic group will contribute to the definition of research programmes addressing the main stakeholders of the sector (cities, industry, retail, courier and parcel delivery companies logistics service providers), including Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020 and the future Horizon Europe programme.

Additionally, we will support and promote the execution of Research & Innovation projects and initiatives contributing to the Roadmap vision and goals.

The scope of the thematic group is urban freight transport, defined as all movements of goods into, out of, through or within the urban area, made by light or heavy vehicles, including:

  • Delivery of goods (business and home);
  • Service transport and demolition traffic;
  • Shopping trips made by private households;
  • Reverse logistics for waste removal and for returns management;
  • Service vans for maintenance, supply and removal of parts.

Within this group, we run the Strategic Collaboration Group with POLIS (Network of Cities for Transport) which resulted in launch of the ALICE-POLIS Joint Guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030 (download the Guide).

  Urban Logistics Highlights

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Download the guide  ALICE and POLIS launch their joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030 – a milestone of the consolidated POLIS-ALICE Urban Logistics Strategic dialogue On 1 December 2021, at the POLIS Conference 2021, members Read more
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Key milestones

  • 2020 – Defining and assessing new opportunities and Business Models
  • 2030 – Efficient and automated distribution systems

Zero Emissions Urban Freight in main European Cities

Physical Internet pilot implementations well functioning and extended in industry practice

  • 2040 – Sustainable and integrated urban logistics in the city mobility system
  • 2050 – Zero Logistics Emissions

Chairs

Chair: Charlotte Migne – FM Logistic

Vice-chairs:

Alice Programme coordinator:

  • Yanying Li