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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Vienna, Austria Learn more
Budapest, Hungary Learn more
Genoa, Italy Learn more
Gothenburg, Sweden Learn more
Hamburg, Germany Learn more
Munich, Germany Learn more
Rotterdam, Netherlands Learn more
Turku, Finland Learn more
Strasbourg, France Learn more
Aarhus, Denmark
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Antwerp, Belgium
Athens, Central Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Berlin, Germany
Bielefeld, Germany
Bilbao, Spain
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Bordeaux, France
Bratislava, Slovakia
Bremen, Germany
Bristol, United Kingdom
Brussels, Belgium
Bucharest, Romania
Cagliari, Province of Cagliari, Italy
Cologne, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cork, Ireland
Düsseldorf, Germany
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gdynia, Poland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hanover, Germany
Helsinki, Finland
Heraklion, Greece
Katowice, Poland
Kraków, Poland
Calle Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Becerril de Guía, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Lefkosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Leeds, United Kingdom
Leipzig, Germany
Lille, France
Lisbon, Portugal
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Łódź, Poland
London, United Kingdom
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Lyon, France
Madrid, Spain
Malmö, Sweden
Manchester, United Kingdom
Mannheim, Germany
Marseille, France
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Nice, France
Nuremberg, Germany
Ostrava, Czechia
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Paris, France
Porto, Portugal
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Poznań, Poland
Prague, Czechia
Riga, Latvia
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Seville, Spain
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sofia, Bulgaria
Stockholm, Sweden
Stuttgart, Germany
Szczecin, Poland
Tallinn, Estonia
Thessaloniki, Greece
Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania
Toulouse, France
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Valletta, Malta
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
Warsaw, Poland
Wrocław, Poland
Zeebrugge, Brugia, Belgia
Zagreb, Croatia

Vital Nodes applies a stepwise approach and will approach the 88 urban nodes of the TEN-T network in four steps

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