Designing an Environmental Zone in a Mediterranean City to Support City Logistics

Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell, María Victoria de-la-Fuente-Aragon, Diego Ros-McDonnell, Manuel Cardós Carboneras

Abstract

European cities are facing enormous challenges in accessibility and livability terms due to several European directives, which are compulsory in the mid/long term, traffic congestion levels are still increasing, and air pollution and noise disturbs citizens’ lives. This work presents the study carried out in a Mediterranean city to define an Environmental Zone with traffic restrictions for vehicles in the historical centre of the city of Cartagena (Spain) by exploring different urban logistics measures to tackle main problems caused by freight deliveries and pickups in the city centre. These solutions aimed to enhance the efficiency of vehicles, and to reduce both traffic congestion the environmental impacts caused by freight delivery in the city in order to improve urban sustainability.


Keywords

Environmental Zone; urban freight transport; sustainable urban mobility; city logistics

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