Efficient, sustainable freight delivery across urban areas
Vital Nodes aims to enable efficient, sustainable freight delivery across the TEN-T urban nodes (urban areas), by bringing together existing European, national and regional networks.
As a result of increasing freight traffic, these urban nodes need to cope with challenges such as congestion, poor air quality, noise and road safety risks. The objective of the initiatives is to improve European interconnection, while developing sustainable mobility within cities.
Vital Nodes delivers evidence-based recommendations for effective and sustainable integration of the nodes into the TEN-T network corridors. It addresses specifically the multi and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics. It will also support the deployment of innovations in the urban nodes, while establishing a long-lasting European expert network. The Vital Nodes project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme, and will run for 24 months.
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Supporting the deployment of innovations in the urban nodes, while establishing a long-lasting European expert network
The methodology analyses along six dimensions, incorporating the specifics of every urban node.
Vital Nodes applies a stepwise approach and will approach the 88 urban nodes of the TEN-T network in four steps