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Cargo cycles for urban freight: The European experience

Gruber, Johannes and Menge, Julius and Beier, Achim (2015) Cargo cycles for urban freight: The European experience. VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems: Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program (Webinar), 10. Juni 2015, online (Webinar).

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Abstract

Globally, cities face the challenges of growing urban freight transport demand and its harmful effects on the environment and quality of life. One potential approach towards more effective and environmentally-friendly urban commercial transport is the use of (electric) cargo cycles for different types of deliveries or service trips. Cargo cycles encompasses both two and three wheeled vehicles used to transport cargo. The speakers will provide a brief overview of European efforts, and will discuss in detail the German experience. This webinar will present German experiences to date with cargo cycles from three perspectives: private sector, public administration, and academia . The following topics will be addressed: - Examples, and best practices of cargo cycle pilot projects, and urban freight collaborations between companies and municipalities considering cargo bikes - Results and lessons learned from a two-year demonstration project (“I replace a car”) using 40 electric cargo cycles for courier logistics - Perspective and insights of the CEO of the involved courier logistics company (Messenger Transport+Logistik) - The relevance of cargo cycles for public authorities and transport planners, including legal issues - A classification of urban transport market segments in terms of existing or potential cargo cycle use - A categorization of factors that positively or negatively influence stakeholders' decisions to use cargo cycles

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102041/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Cargo cycles for urban freight: The European experience
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gruber, Johannesjohannes.gruber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Menge, JuliusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Beier, Achimmessenger, BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:cargo cycles, sustainable urban freight, webinar, courier logistics, user acceptance
Event Title:VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems: Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program (Webinar)
Event Location:online (Webinar)
Event Type:international Conference, Other
Event Dates:10. Juni 2015
Organizer:VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Gruber, Dipl.-Geogr. Johannes
Deposited On:13 Jan 2016 18:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:59

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