C-LIEGE helped show good practices and contributes with a helpful hand for all European cities striving for cleaner and sustainable urban transportation. On the basis of good practices the project defined an integrated framework for energy efficient Urban Freight Transport (UFT) management and planning. A novel set of integrated solutions and 'push-and-pull' demand-oriented measures were tested and shared in roadmaps for the implementation in European cities.
The C-LIEGE project worked with reaching the following four measurable specific objectives:
- Defining a shared framework for an energy-efficient urban freight transport demand management and planning strategy through a cooperative approach between public-private stakeholders.
- Contributing to the reduction of the negative energy, environmental and socio-economic impacts of freight transport in urban environments by adopting a mix of measures ('push & pull' measures), testing them in the C-LIEGE pilot sites and evaluating the impact from the energy consumption, environmental, and socio-economic perspectives.
- Effectively transfering good practices addressed to achieve a better match of supply & demand for goods transport in European urban areas, according with energy saving principles, promoting knowledge sharing of relevant lessons learned at international level.
- Providing policy recommendations to EC on Energy saving transport strategies having as an ultimate goal to support the EU Commission on the achievement of 2020 targets.
C-LIEGE was organised along 30 months' timescale and it is structured in nine work packages (five vertical activities and four horizontal activities) as follows:
- WP 1 - Project Management
- WP 2 - Good practices elicitation on urban freight transport initiatives and projects and State of the Art review
- WP 3 - Stakeholders involvement
- WP 4 - Toolbox for an energy-efficient urban freight transport demand management and planning
- WP 5 - Pilot experiment and roll out
- WP 6 - Monitoring and Evaluation of impacts
- WP 7 - C-LIEGE Action Plan for an energy-saving and sustainable demand management in urban freight transport sector
- WP 8 - Communication
- WP 9 - EACI Dissemination Activities
The project produced the following results:
- State of the art review of EU good practices in energy-efficient UFT domain
- Production of a comprehensive EU state of the art on UFT past and current experiences
- At least 15 good practices analysed in-depth
- Premium Quality Partnership for Freight in the 7 pilot cities
- Establish a local Freight Partnership in each C-LIEGE pilot city
- Production of Local Freight Development Plans (LFDPs) in each C-LIEGE pilot city
- C-LIEGE toolbox for the establishment of the City Logistic Manager
- Definition of novel set of demand-oriented soft measures for an efficient and energy saving organisation of goods transport and delivery in urban areas
- Definition of a City Logistics Manager in each C-LIEGE pilot city
- Transferability plan for local Governments on energy saving and sustainable demand management in UFT
- New Accession Countries having access to Transferability plan
- C-LIEGE workshops PPAA attendants considering setting up their own LFDP and putting in place their own City Logistic Manager
- Action Plan to improve energy efficiency of urban freight transport in EU Member States
- Recommending to the EC at least 15 measures to make UFT demand more efficient, sustainable and professional
- Propose at least 10 policy statements focused on the introduction of new EU recommendation and regulations on City Logistic Manager
Contributed to promoting more sustainable development.