Urban Mobility Days 2020: Innovative zero-emission freight solutions for cities

The event, organised by the European Commission, took place from 29th September to 2nd October online


The European Commission held the Urban Mobility Days conference from 29 September to 2 October, bringing together the CIVITAS and Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (ELTIS) initiatives for the first time. This is an annual event where these mobility planning and urban innovation communities come together, this year around the theme of “Zero Emissions Mobility for All”.

Together with the other two new CIVITAS projects (LEAD and ULaaDs), the SENATOR project was presented on Wednesday 30th of September at this event, which aims to become a Commission flagship conference bringing together all urban mobility communities and stakeholders.

In the session named “Innovative zero-emission freight solutions for cities”, Santiago Muñoz, coordinator of the project from Correos, explained how SENATOR will address the growing demand economy in future urban logistics and create value for both public and private stakeholders.

Muñoz pointed out in his intervention that SENATOR is a “Control Tower” for urban logistics that improve urban planning (SULMP) putting together offer and demand. In fact, by developing new services for urban areas, the project aims to increase the quality of life in cities. He also described how the project expects to build an integrative logistics and offer a tool for urban planning and logistics governance.

Find the full presentation bellow (min. 25):

More about the Urban Mobility Days 2020

The purpose of the Urban Mobility Days is to share innovative and non-polluting loading solutions that offer more sustainable logistics operations for cities. Thus, the event reflected key aspects related to planning and innovation in urban mobility in times of crisis and took stock of the lessons learned so far during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the conference also went beyond transport, connecting zero-emission mobility initiatives with the EU’s wider efforts to tackle climate change and make Europe a zero-carbon continent by 2050.

At the digital conference, sustainable urban mobility success stories from CIVITAS Living Labs projects and other examples of pioneering excellence were analysed. These aimed to equip attendees with inspiration, tools and know-how to further advance clean and sustainable transport in line with the European Green Agreement.


Urban Mobility Days
Date: 30 September 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 (CEST)
Description: Enhancing mobility while reducing traffic congestion, accidents and air pollution is still a common challenge to all major European cities. With the COVID-19 pandemic, cities experienced lower congestion levels and consequently improved air quality. However, at the same time, on-demand services delivered by fossil fuel-powered vehicles registered unprecedented high levels.
More info: Urban Mobility Days – Home (eumd.org)



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