FORESIGHT SESSION 6. "SUSTAINABLE URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORT - NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES"

Oct. 7, Monday. 14:00-17:30

Conference Room A

Chair: Mr Eiichi TANIGUCHI, Kyoto University, Member PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Japan

We face complicated and difficult issues of urban freight transport in terms of economic growth, environment, safety and security. Most of goods distribution in urban areas is executed using trucks and vans on road networks. Efficient and environmentally friendly urban freight transport systems are required for a sustainable society. Recently smart solutions of city logistics using ICT, ITS, autonomous vehicles etc. for tackling these problems are proposed and implemented in some cities. The session will highlight the new opportunities and challenges for sustainable urban freight transport.

Introduction

• Mr Eiichi TANIGUCHI, Kyoto University, Member PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Japan

Part 1

Smart urban freight logistics: Good Practices from Europe
• Mr Martin RUESCH, Head of traffic and transport consulting RAPP, Chair PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Switzerland

Innovative solutions for city logistics
• Mr Eiichi TANIGUCHI, Kyoto University, Member PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Japan

Strategies for commercial transport in city districts
• Ms Silke HÖHL, Research Assistant, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Urban freight transport policy
• Representative from Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

Break 15:30 - 16:00

Part 2

Urban freight projects in EU including Vitalnodes project
• Mr Ivo CRÉ, Director of Policy and Projects, POLIS Network, Belgium

Brussels Strategic Plan for Urban Freight
• Mr. Hinko Van GEELEN, Senior Researcher, Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division, Belgian Road Research Centre, member of PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Belgium

Panel discussion
Moderator:
• Mr Eiichi TANIGUCHI, Kyoto University, Member PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Japan
Panellists:
• All Speakers

Conclusion

• Mr Martin RUESCH, Head of traffic and transport consulting RAPP, Chair PIARC TC B.4 Freight, Switzerland