Freight Cooperation in Lundby
Detailed description of the Good Practice
The city of Gothenburg is facing large challenges in the transport sector, both in the field of person transports and goods transports. In the district of Lundby a mobility centre has been created to stimulate sustainable transports. The project Freight Cooperation in Lundby is carried out as a part of this centre.
The area around the river in the city of Gothenburg, where Lundby is situated, has been a harbour and industry area and is now developing into an area with mainly a mix of residential buildings and office buildings. The road net is heavily loaded and the levels of air pollution in the area are sometimes over the threshold value. Due to the many companies that are situated in the district and the expansion of the number and size of the companies there is a large and increasing need of goods transports.
In SME, especially offices, the issue of goods transports often has a low priority, since they many times do not see the costs. The suppliers of goods states that they only deliver what the customer wants. This creates a moment 22 and an external part for communication and coordination is needed to highlight the issue.
Lundby Mobility Centre identified a need for coordination of goods transports to SME and development of a method of how to work with these issues. Lundby in Gothenburg was chosen as a test area. Focus on the end consumer has been an important part of the project, relatively unusual in freight projects.
Objectives of the Good Practice
The aim of the project is mainly to influence attitudes and way of thinking at the companies, to as a secondary effect to influence the action of the companies to reach a long term sustainable transport system. To make the end consumers, the companies in the project area, aware of their role in the transport chain as well as what they can require from their suppliers about how they want their products to be delivered. The project also aims to develop the method and to spread the results to others.
The objective of the project is to decrease the deliveries of office supplies to the participating companies with 30 percent.
Participants of the Good Practice
Lundby Mobility Centre
Target group of the Good Practice
Funding of the Good Practice
The Freight cooperation in Lundby was initiated by Lundby Mobility Centre. This centre aims to build more sustainable mobility patterns in the Lundby district in Gothenburg. The centre is a initiative from the Traffic Office of the city of Gothenburg, and was run by the local authorities in Lundby, the Urban Planning office of the city of Gothenburg, Västtrafik, Gothenburg area (the public transport company), Norra Älvstranden Utveckling district) and the Swedish Road Administration, West Region.
The project was funded by Norra Älvstranden Utveckling AB as well as from the EU project TELLUS, Transport and Environment aLLiance for Urban Sustainability, a part of the CIVITAS programme, City-VITAlity- Sustainability. The total budget was 980 782 Euro during the four year project time. 35 percent of the funding came from TELLUS.
More Details of the Good Practice
Documentation and documents
Project Web Site: www.visionlundby.goteborg.se/foretagGodstrans.html
Organisation / Agency: Lundby Mobility Centre
Main contact: Magnus Jäderberg
Address: Norra Skeppspromenaden 16, S-417 63 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: Fax: +46 3123 93 50
Web Site: www.visionlundby.goteborg.se
Data sources and references
(Accessed March 25, 2010)