Efficiency and cleaner air through freight pilot
Detailed description of the Good Practice
In Bremen, the city staff works together with a delivery company on how to give operational incentives for clean vehicles.
- improving air quality through pilot action
- city planning
Objectives of the Good Practice
This cooperation resulted in an idea to implement an environmentally friendly loading point adjacent to the pedestrian area.
Loading activities at pedestrian areas are allowed until 11 a.m. The fleet of delivery vehicles is relatively old and polluting. “There has been an increasing demand for delivering and picking up parcels and goods at other times as well”, says Michael Glotz-Richter, Project Manager for Sustainable Mobility in the City of Bremen.
The environmental loading point is now located near the Bremen pedestrian area. It allows Courier, Express and Parcel services to have access to the city centre during the daytime for delivery and pickup services. However, the access is exclusive if the service is operated with cleaner Euro V/EEV vehicles. A high emission standard is the requirement to get to this loading point. This puts pressure on the companies to improve their vehicle fleet. Cleaner vehicles also represent an advantage in the competition between delivery companies.
Participants of the Good Practice
The Chamber of Commerce has been supportive and actively involved in this public/private partnership cooperation.
Target group of the Good Practice
Citizens of Bremen, companies (Courier, Express and Parcel services to have access to the city centre during the daytime for delivery and pickup services)
More Details of the Good Practice
Michael Glotz- Richter
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Senate for Enviroment, Construction, Transport and European Affairs
Senior Project Manager on Sustainable Mobility
Data sources and references
"Moving sustainably- guide to sustainable urban plans"