The EU-funded project ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) was launched in early September with contributions from leading players in the urban logistics sector, including the European Commission, the European Cycle Logistics Federation, and ALICE-ETP. It envisions to offer a new approach to system innovation in urban logistics.
The project brings together 24 partners including city authorities, research institutions, industry and logistics stakeholders, associations, and networks to support the deployment of novel, feasible, shared, and zero-emission solutions across three-years.
Particularly, ULaaDS will develop 5 new urban logistics business models and schemes (i.e. Containerised Last-Mile, Marketplace for City Logistics, City-Wide UFT Platform, and Location, Infrastructure and Vehicle Capacity Sharing) within 3 “lighthouse” pilot cities: Bremen, Mechelen, Groningen, in addition to 4 “satellite” cities: Alba Iulia, Bergen, Edinburgh, Rome.
The goal is for the project to assess their economic, environmental and social impact, converting the findings into decision support tools and guidelines to be taken up by other urban areas. It aims to allow both people and businesses to seamlessly use alternative models of shopping and delivery, supported by the re-location of logistics activities and re-configuration of freight flows at different scales.
UlaaDS is one of LEAD’s “sister” projects since it is funded under the same Horizon 2020 call. The two projects will exploit synergies to better inform their research development to build a vision for future on-demand urban logistics.
Be sure not to miss us at the Urban Mobility Days!
Be sure to catch LEAD’s and UlaaDS’ presentations at the Urban Mobility Days, in the session “Innovative zero-emission freight solutions for cities” on Wednesday, September 30th, 14:00 – 15:00 (CET). For further information about the online event and to register for the panel online event, please visit www.eumd.org.
Want to know more about UlaaDS?
Contact: Michael Glotz-Richter, City of Bremen – Senior project manager, Sustainable Mobility (Michael.Glotz-Richter@umwelt.bremen.de).
You can find more information about the project here.