1. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
Final General Assembly
Stockholm Cologne Barcelona
Sustainable Urban Mobility in GrowSmarter
Microdistribution of freight
2. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
Online shopping has led to more delivery trucks visiting residential areas increasing:
• Noise levels
• Traffic hazards
29 Oct, 2019, The New York Times
15 Nov, 2019, El Pais
3. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
UCC for microdistribution of freight
• UCC: Seeks the reduction of large urban
freight distribution vehicles entering the
• Transport operators carry their goods to a
micro platform where these are transferred
for the last mile delivery with electric tricycles
equipped with sensors.
• Targets the delivery of small packages.
4. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
5. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
• UCC with electric cargo bikes is a good solution to:
• Reduced environmental and noise impact
• Improve delivery rates
• Reduce congestion
• Reducing costs & mileage for conventional carriers
• Sustainable in high-density areas
• Most suitable in old quarters and pedestrianized areas.
• Collaboration between council and operator has been a key
• Service sustainability
• Increase service operation knowledge
19 Nov, 2019, La Vanguardia
6. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
Define demand Packages delivered Sizing and scope area
UCC Network Routes reduction Impact on traffic intensity
7. www.grow-smarter.eu Final Conference I GrowSmarter I 03.12.2019
Get the latest updates by signing up online!
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 646456.
The sole responsibility for the content of this presentation lies with the GrowSmarter project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.
Barcelona City Council
Popularity of online shopping has led to more delivery trucks visiting residential areas, resulting in increased emissions, noise levels and traffic hazards. Smarter, integrated deliveries can cut overall traffic and provide better information on delivery times, while the use of cleaner vehicles will help to reduce local pollution levels.
Last mile delivery of goods approach reduces congestion, lowers emissions and delivery times in dense urban areas.
Urban consolidation centre (UCC):
Reduces congestion in pedestrianized and/or highly populated areas
Lowers delivery times
Lowers costs for conventional carriers.
Additionally, the electric tricycles will be equipped with sensors providing environmental information such as co2 concentration, temperature, etc.
1 / define who generates the delivery demand in the city and measure the number of vehicles associated with it: offices (yellow), e-commerce (magenta), commerce (cyan).
2 / define how many packages are delivered in each street and how many deliveries failed (because the receiver was not at home, approx. 20% average) according to age and employment.
3 / define how to size a consolidation center for the distribution of goods and define its scope area.
4 / deploy throughout the city a network of consolidation centers that concentrate the deliveries from which bicycles or other 0 emissions vehicles will be sent to their final destination.
5 / quantify how many routes we have reduced with the implementation of this model.
6 / how it impacts on traffic intensity at city gates and on internal roads.