FGM-AMOR

 

 

 

Susanne Wrighton
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Karl Reiter
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FGM-AMOR is a research, consulting and educational company based in Graz, Austria. The company is a private, non-profit organization and has been engaged in a broad range of national and international projects. The main fields of work are mobility management and marketing, innovative transport concepts, as well as project coordination and dissemination of EU-projects. FGM-AMOR is also co-founder of BYPAD (Bicycle Policy Audit) a tool that enables cities and regions to evaluate and improve the cycling policy. In addition FGM-AMOR was the co-coordinator of previous Cyclelogistics project and is also involved in other national research projects that deal with intermodal, sustainable city logistics solutions. FGM-AMOR is further the leader of EPOMM - the largest European Platform on Mobility Management and will utilise these channels for dissemination purposes.

Through its participation in international and national projects related to logistics and mobility management (e.g. CIVITAS Trendsetter, Cyclelogistics, Smartset, enPorter, HyperBike, Cityports) the company has a good expertise and overview of the field.

 

 

 

Outspoken Delivery

 Rob King

Gary Armstrong

 

 

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Gary Armstrong
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Outspoken Delivery was established in 2005 as cycle courier based in the historic University City of Cambridge, UK. In 2010 in conjunction with moving into new premises the company developed a full range of same-day and next day delivery services using a fleet of specially designed cargo bikes and trikes to deliver small/medium sized packages to 200+ customers located across the city, which spans an area approximately 7km long by 5km wide.

The cargo bikes are extremely flexible, light and fast and capable of carrying up to 60kg. No wider than a normal bicycle they can be used on the extensive cycle path network allowing us to reach locations quicker than motorised vehicles. The cargo bikes are used predominately for small multi-drop items but have the capacity to easily switch to larger loads. The cargo trikes, are capable of carrying up to 250kg and used predominately to deliver to parts of Cambridge City centre which vans and lorries cannot easily access. They form the backbone of our last mile delivery operations where national carriers drop their loads at our depot and we undertake the last mile using the trikes.

With better access to the city centre, cargo bikes offer more flexible delivery windows and give the local community something to cheer about with less polluted, less congested and a more liveable city centre.  For customers charges are significantly less than van based competitor’s with the added advantage we can cut through the congestion.
Outspoken were also a lead partner in the previous CycleLogistics project being responsible for the “goods delivery” application area. Participation in this project has allowed Outspoken to establish and document a business model for cargo delivery which could potentially be replicated in other towns and cities. In addition we have developed relationships and last mail services with a number of national delivery operators including TNT, Parcelforce and APC.

Involvement in this project will allow us to further develop and refine the business model through the application and implementation for example of distribution consolidation hubs. 



 

Cambridge County Council

Simon Manville

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Mike Davis

 

Simon Manville
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Charlotte Collins
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Mike Davis

 

 

Cambridgeshire County Council has many years of experience managing and delivering EU projects both as a coordinator and partner. The Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment Services aim to manage and deliver the growth and development of sustainable communities, meet the challenges of climate change and enhance the natural environment. It works in areas such as transport, new infrastructure, roads and the environment. 

The Council is experienced in mobility management issues and has implemented a number of innovative projects to make transport more sustainable and reduce levels of car use into the city. It has introduced many cycle-friendly design features and traffic management measures and was instrumental in the selection of Cambridge as one of 17 cycling demonstration towns in England to promote the use of cycling as a means of transport.  The Council’s Busway project led to the opening in 2011 of the longest guided busway in the world on which only bio-fuelled or low emission vehicles run.  Other projects encourage modal shift through behavioural change and have included the Travel Plan Plus project (part-funded through IEE programme) that created a network of employers promoting more sustainable travel choices to work and on business. A legacy of the Travel Plan Plus project is the continuation of the network on a self-sustaining basis.

The aims of Cyclelogistics Ahead fit in with the strategic aims of the County Council to make the most efficient use of the transport network and to make transport more sustainable with resource efficient transport that respects the environment.



 

Traject

Vincent Meerschaert

Etienne Doyen

 

Vincent Meerschaert
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Etienne Doyen
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Traject is a consulting office specialized in mobility management, based in Brussels and Ghent. Traject was founded in 1992. Traject stands for a user oriented approach of transport and mobility and works for different kinds of clients: local authorities, enterprises, institutions, schools, stores, commercial centers or poles of attraction, recreation centres, event organizers; regions and zones; municipalities; transporters; regional, national and European authorities.

The main services of Traject are:

  • Sustainable urban mobility plans
  • Mobility plans for specific destinations and target groups (companies, schools, events, shopping destinations,…)
  • Mobility studies and surveys on the organizational framework of home-work and business travel ; development of tailor made transport solutions; parking studies
  • Targeted communication strategies in mobility and transportation
  • Coordination and management of mobility centres (for example the Mobility Point of the European Parliament in Brussels)
  • Development of mobility management methods in national and international projects.

Traject pays a lot of attention to communication, dissemination, networking and the creation of partnerships where the suppliers of transport products work together with transport users. This doesn't mean that the technical aspects of transport and mobility studies are neglected. They are only used differently: as elements contributing to a process of change. Over the years Traject has worked in many EU-projects and is currently involved in the EU-projects CHAMP (as coordinator), ADVANCE and EcoMobility SHIFT (both as partner).Furthermore Traject has worked in Belgium on different cycle-projects and projects concerning city logistics.



 

Txita

Daniel Ruiz Ribas

Harri Zuazo Linacisoro

 

Daniel Ruiz Ribas
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Harri Zuazo Linacisoro
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 Txita Txirrindak is a Young Enterprise founded in Donostia – San Sebastian in 2006. Our mission is to improve the sustainability and quality of live in our city, by promoting an eco-friendly urban transport and to establish a successful model replicable in other municipalities.

In the beginning the business model was a “bike-taxi” intended for transportation of citizens and tourists in tricycles called “Txitas”. These tricycles were at the same time used for advertising purposes. The last mile distribution business and transport service started in 2009 and also uses tricycles called “cargo-txitas” called tricycles. They are especially adapted for small and medium parcel delivery.

Besides sustainable goods transport with integrated advertising space on the tricycles, Txita is the exclusive distributor of “Lovelo” tricycles in Spain, and offers consulting and training to start-up companies in the area of sustainable goods transport.

In 2010, the municipality of Donostia-San Sebastián integrated the sustainable last mile delivery as a CIVITAS-ARCHIMEDES measure. That same year, the city of Donostia was awarded for “outstanding achievements in the field of technological innovation in transport management”.

In 2012, Txita was selected as enterprising “MOMENTUM PROJECT 2012”. The purpose of this project is to encourage and assist the consolidation of 10 enterprising social state-wide projects, taking special care about the social impact induced by its growing and expanding. ESADE, BBVA and PwC lead this project.



 

Urban-E

Frank Müller

Jan Königschulte

 

 

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Jan Königschulte
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Urban-e, located in Berlin, consulting and technical development company for innovative electric cargo bicycles. The company is also responsible for the manufacturing of necessary parts regarding the electrification and other bicycle components (varnishing, metal construction, advertisement). 

Urban-e can resort to more than 2 years of experience regarding e-mobility, eBikes and innovative electric cargo bicycles. The management of Urban-e has established plenty of know-how and an excellent network in this still emerging business sector. Existing experience has demonstrated that small consignments, so far reserved for cars, can be transported much more efficiently by innovative electric cargo bicycles. These bicycles are eco-friendly, quiet and e-mobil. Maintenance and upkeep costs for these electric cargo bicycles are very low and it is possible to purchase the bikes via monthly instalments.  Currently there are no such electric vehicles available worldwide as serial products and Urban-e intends to close this gap. After almost 2 years of intense technical research and development, financed through own resources, the “iBullitt” is now ready for serial production. As a next step the bicycle will be launched on the marked in three-digit piece numbers. 



 

 

MESSENGER

David Voverka

Katerina Ovesna

 

 

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Katerina Ovesna
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Messenger is a courier company based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company is a private, commercial organization. The major activities of the company are courier services within Prague and the Czech Republic. Our couriers are using bicycles, cars, vans and one electric van for delivery within the city of Prague.

Messenger is aiming to establish a more effectively and efficiently organised delivery system in the city and optimizing operational processes by using more bicycles instead of cars for inner city delivery of goods. One of the options also includes the utilization a special electric cargo bicycles that are able to carry larger consignments, also on hilly terrain. In general we would like to make our fleet more energy-efficient.



Donostia / San Sebastian Municipality

Tamara Gomez

Inaki Baro

Fermin Echarte

 

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Inaki Baro
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Fermin Echarte
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The city of Donostia - San Sebastián has 180,000 inhabitants and is located in a metropolitan area with around 400,000 inhabitants. The territory of the municipality is 6,002.72 Hectares, of which 34% is urban area and 66% rural areas.

Following a steep increase in the use of the private car for thirty years, with considerable impacts on the environment and town planning, a new mobility and urban quality policy was launched in 1990 with the objective of promoting more sustainable forms of transport (walking, cycling and public transport) as well as recovering public space.

The objectives for sustainable transport are laid down in the Master Plan for Urban Development (PGOU) that was approved politically in 1995. Within the framework of this general plan, several action plans have been approved since 1995:

  • The Civic Mobility Pact, 1999
  • The Bicycle Plan in 2000
  • The Plan: Donostia is walking 2001
  • The Public Transport Plan, 2004
  • The Plan for traffic safety and security, 2007

In 2007 the different plans and actions for sustainable urban transport will be integrated into one framework called the Plan de Movilidad Sostenible. For about twenty years, the city has been enforcing a strong integrated policy in favour of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. About traffic restrictions, the Old Part of the city was closed to the traffic more than 30 years ago and there is a system of traffic restrictions in order to organise the goods delivering in this area.
During the CIVITAS ARCHIMEDES project, there has been developed a measure to promote and implement the goods delivering using cargo bikes with no traffic restrictions in the closed areas.

 

 

TRT Transport and Territory Ltd.

Cosimo Chiffi

Enrico Pastori

Guiseppe Galli

 

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Enrico Pastori
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Guiseppe Galli
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Established in 1992, TRT Trasporti e Territorio Srl is an independent consultancy firm specialised in transport economics, transport planning and modelling. The Company’s headquarter is based in Milan (Italy) and a branch has also been opened in Brussels in 2010.

TRT has earned a trustworthy reputation in supporting and consulting public and private, national European and international actors by providing solid knowledge and expertise on transport sustainability, and performing referenced professional services in the areas of: strategic planning, development of transport policies, research projects, feasibility studies, project assessment, transport demand analysis and forecasts, logistics and freight transport, planning and regulation of public transport, energy and environment.

Particularly at European level, TRT has a twenty-year experience in consulting and research projects for the European Commission’s Directorates (Environment, Transport, Research, Energy, Climate Change, Regional Policies, International Cooperation), and other European Institutions, such as for instance the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Remarkably, TRT’s work has often been viewed as an element of reference by the EU institutions in designing and developing their policies in the transport domain.

TRT has been developing a wide experience on the trend of freight transport and logistics market. The services provided by TRT are oriented to both logistic companies and strategic planning. TRT provides private and public operators with suitable services such as: demand analysis, benchmark analysis on costs and fares of freight transport, business plans, technical-economic feasibility of logistic platforms and intermodal terminals, optimization of logistic flows management, sustainable logistic solutions (“green logistics”), city logistics, strategic planning of areas or district on behalf of public administrations.

TRT is also member of the Italian CIVINET network (CIVITAS City Network) where TRT is involved in disseminating the best practices of the development and the strategy implementation of the sustainable mobility measures through the Italian cities. TRT participates to the Green Logistics Consultants Group, which is an international collaborative network of supply chain consultants with a specific expertise in areas where companies and/or local and national governments can improve the environmental performance of their supply chains or transport infrastructure. Since 2005, TRT is certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 and has been compensating CO2 emissions related to its own activity (certification “AzzeroCO2”).

 

 

Flanders Institute for Logistics

Kris Neyens

Anke D'Halleweyn

 

 

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Anke D'Halleweyn
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The Flanders Institute for Logistics was founded in 2003 as a competence centre for the logistics sector, aiming to develop knowledge – new concepts and technologies – and to stimulate companies, with a special focus on SME’s, to invest in innovation.

The bottom-up approach and company-driven strategy are key in all VIL activities and projects. With more than 360 member companies (among 55% SME’s) and over 7000 business contacts which are directly or indirectly related to the transport and logistics sector, consequently, one could say that VIL supports the vast majority of the logistics community in Flanders.

Since several years VIL has been involved in national as well as in EU-projects for FP7 (ref. SMART-CM).

Through its expertise in logistics and transport, VIL has become familiar with mobility items as well as mobility is one of the catalyst to achieve performance in logistics.  Many of the collective research projects, coordinated and executed by the VIL, also have aspects and consequences where mobility comes into play.  A few examples of these projects are ‘day and night distribution’, ‘slow logistics’ or ‘e-fulfilment’.

Via the participation in the project Cyclelogistics Ahead, VIL wishes to acquire some specific knowledge and expertise on the use of bicycles in urban distribution.

The VIL’s added value for the Cyclelogistics Ahead project is situated in its vast network and business contacts on one hand as well as in its possibility to evaluate in a bigger logistics environment. 

 

 

Hajtás Pajtás

Gabor Kürti

Zsolt Kilian

Karoly Sinka

 

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Zsolt Kilian
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Karoly Sinka

 


Established in 1993, Hajtás Pajtás has been the first and is now the biggest bike courier company in Budapest. The company is privately owned, employs 70 people and delivers 400 items a day. The deliveries are done by bicycles and by vans. Hajtás Pajtás delivers non-stop and immediately not only within Budapest but also to major Hungarian settlements and internationally via the X1 network mainly with zero emission last mile services. Hajtás Pajtás purchased its first cargo bicycle in 2010 and the second in 2013.

The company has been doing a lot to improve the image of cycling in Budapest. Two members of the management, namely Gábor Kürti and Károly Sinka were the chief organisers of the Critical Mass Budapest cycling rallies and Mr. Kürti is member of board at the Hungarian Cyclists’ Club, the biggest cycling NGO in Hungary.

Hajtás Pajtás has not yet applied for any international or national funds.

The aim of Hajtás Pajtás in this project is to decrease their motorized fleet and to strengthen their reputation as eco-friendly logistics service provider. In addition, Hajtás Pajtás wants to carry out a feasibility study on micro consolidation centres.

 

Delivery & Parcel Solutions

Tjerk Homminga

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Frederick Devloo-Delva
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Delivery Solutions is an IT & automation company based in Antwerpen, Belgium. The company is a private, commercial organization and has been engaged in a broad range of regional, national and international projects. The main fields of work are IT development, marketing, innovative logistics concepts, as well as project coordination in the field of Sustainable City Distribution.

Delivery Solutions was a member of the City Distribution working group led by VIM from 2009 till 2011. Delivery Solutions has submitted a European proposal (under the REGIONS-2011-1) in the field of Sustainable City Distribution together with the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp in 2010.

Delivery Solutions was and is the coordinator of following projects stimulating cargo bike transport, bike couriers and Sustainable City Distribution: City Distribution Antwerp and Fixing Brussels. Through this co-ordination, Delivery Solutions has acquired experience in setting up an adequate and efficient submission, reporting, controlling and management structure for such projects.

Delivery Solutions has an own communication and design department and can produce many different printed and electronic media (folders, leaflets, newsletters, posters, web sites, CD-ROMs and electronic newsletters).

Through its participation in various international projects related to cargo bike transport the company has a good expertise and overview of the field. In addition Delivery Solutions has supported bike courier companies in Belgium and the Netherlands by introducing them to and providing IT tools to be able to communicate with principals and large companies stimulating outsourcing of the Last Mile to these bike courier companies.

By participating in the Cyclelogistics Ahead project Delivery Solutions aims at supporting a much wider implementation and acceptance by principals and retail shops of cargo bikes in Last Mile transport throughout Europe.

 

 

Stad Mechelen

Els De Deken

Nicole La Iacona

Leen Scherlaekens

Marina De Bie

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Nicole La Iacona
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Leen Scherlaekens

Marina De Bie

Mechelen, a local government, is a medium-sized city in heart of Europe near Brussels. It has 83.000 inhabitants and as estimated by the planning bureau this will grow to 100.000 inhabitant by 2030. The city administration has about 800 employees and has an urban planning and mobility service with 10 specialists in this field.

The city has developed the last years to a city with a dynamic image attracting more inhabitants, entrepreneurs, employers, visitors and tourists. Companies such as Telenet, Procter & Gamble, Dupont De Nemours, Kluwer, The Red Cross, Grondmij, Kraft, Continental, Schenker, Borealis, KBC Bank and De Lijn (the Flanders public bus transportation company) all have decided to locate their head office,  European or regional HQ or shared services in Mechelen. And our expectations are that there are still many companies to follow these examples.

Mechelen also has an historic city centre and already has a very busy city centre (shopping). The city has the ambition to become an outdoor shopping mall: to transfer the inner city in a complete pedestrian shopping area as to create the feeling of an outdoor shopping mall. Mechelen attracts more and more large chain stores. In 2012 Mechelen took a big step in installing the car-restricted inner city. The new city management has stated in its agreement (policy for the administrative period 2013-2018) to strengthen and expand the policy of the car free inner city to accomplish a car-free pedestrian shopping triangle. The challenge is to keep Mechelen an accessible but also sustainable city, with a pleasant attractive innercity.

The city of Mechelen has experience in several European projects. Mechelen for example cooperated in the project Places (Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science). In the spring of 2012, city services together with Technopolis, a youth-oriented science centre located in Mechelen, organized an ecomobility day, highlighting alternative and sustainable forms of transportation. Mechelen is also lead partner of the Interreg 2Seas project Villa Crossmedia and is partner in other Interreg projects. Mechelen also has signed the Convenant of Mayors.