The project analyses if it can be advisable, under certain conditions, to allow freight transports in public transport lanes. Can such measures be implemented without negative impacts on the quality of public transport? In that case, what are the improvement potentials for urban logistics operations, energy efficiency and the environment? The area is relatively unexplored but it is likely that well designed solutions can reduce the energy consumption and emissions of urban transport, while also transport costs could be reduced.
The project aims to develop the concept by analyzing the factors which determine the outcome of providing freight access to bus lanes, including what kind of freight transport should get access, during which times of day, on what routes, etc. In this context, solutions that dynamically take into account the current traffic situation are especially interesting.
Sustainable Innovation, The City of Stockholm, PostNord