Development and implementation of a strategy in the field of urban logistics

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  • Institution : Bucharest - Ilfov Intercommunity Development Association for Public Transport (TPBI)
  • City : Bucharest
  • Country : Romania
  • Type of region : More developed

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Bucharest-Ilfov region is one of the most crowded areas in the country and exposed to air pollution, noise and heavy traffic which has a negative impact on congestion, safety, environment and quality of life in general. A large part of these comes from the transport sector, both through the traffic itself and through the related infrastructures (for example, parking lots that reduce green spaces, or car services that are sources of air pollution).

TPBI is the transport authority for the entire Bucharest-Ilfov area and needs to test solutions in order to optimize the PT services for all categories of citizens. In the near future, TPBI will also contract the metropolitan railway services and also will administrate all ticketing systems and commercial networks for surface PT and metropolitan railway services. Also, TPBI manages the implementation of measures and investment projects foreseen in the Bucharest - Ilfov Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2016-2030.

Urban transport is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions, of which a quarter come from urban freight transport. The vision for Urban Freight Transport was presented by the European Commission: Roadmap to a Single European Sky transport system - towards a competitive and efficient transport system. It highlighted the adoption of combined measures on urban logistics so that the impact of this type of transport is reduced. Measures such as making good use of urban land-use planning and the widespread use of urban delivery and service plans, implementation of ITS systems for logistics services and the use of clean vehicles all contribute to reducing the impact and costs of logistics services. "A Call to Action on Urban Logistics", a working document of the European Commission published in 2013, is centered around the objective of achieving by 2030 GHG emission-free freight transport in major urban areas. This reference document propose that a focused attention should be paid to the following four dimensions:

  • Managing freight transport demand in urban areas;
  • Transition to other transport modes;
  • Improving efficiency;
  • Improving vehicles and fuels. (In the following years to come, it would be ideal that the freight vehicles will have the pollution standard EURO 6.


The general objective is to develop a strategic concept and detailed action plan to optimize logistic services within the Municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov County, based on reliable and comprehensive data, in order to reduce the emissions and traffic congestion, increase the efficiency of this kind of transport.