The high frequency and delivery time requirements, the weight of freights and the large number of shipments characterizing these deliveries indicate a significant potential for increased energy consumption and CO2 emissions in urban freight transport.
The SMILE project, aiming at testing and sharing solutions for green and smart urban logistics, has collected a wide range of energy-efficient measures regarding urban freight distribution. The publication provides a variety of good practices to inspire energy efficient interventions in 4 categories: technologies, information tools, operative tools and marketing tools.
The SMILE project has just come to an end. Funded under the MED Programme of the European Union, it was led by 6 Mediterranean cities amonst which 3 are Covenant signatories (Barcelona, Rijeka and Montpellier). Find all the projects’ results and publications at smile-urbanlogistics.eu.
Source: Covenant of Mayors website - www.eumayors.eu