An Post will work in the Urban Living Lab that will be located in Dublin
SENATOR project welcomes An Post, the Irish postal operator, as a member of the consortium. An Post will join forces with the other 10 European organisations that are developing SENATOR to improve the quality of life in cities through this project focused on shared, integrated and sustainable urban logistics.
SENATOR will provide four governance schemes for urban planning policies. These schemes will be based around user demand planning, transport planning, freight & logistics planning and city infrastructure-focused planning. The schemes will provide a framework for cities to follow to ensure that urban freight logistics are sustainable in the long run.
An Post will be in charge of the development of the Urban Living Lab in Dublin, where SENATOR’s solutions will be tested. It is envisaged that the pilot will be trialled in different city-centre locations in a variety of activity zones (e.g. retail, residential and commercial). These locations include the Docklands area, Temple Bar and Dame Street, and Grafton Street.
SENATOR will work on improving the liveability of the city, benefiting users of the city centre by dealing with some specific problems, which include:
- Traffic congestion due to commercial vehicles
- Inefficient use of loading bays and enforcement difficulties in loading bays.
- Parking areas and inefficient use of commercial vehicles (e.g. half-full vans delivering around the city).
The pilot will also make an effort to increase awareness among the public (businesses and customers alike) regarding the environmental impact of delivery logistics in the city and the advantages of sustainable transport alternatives.
The joining of An Post makes clear the strength of SENATOR’s balanced consortium, which encompasses all actors in the supply chain from different countries.
All the details on the project’s Urban Living Labs and achievements will be available at www.senatorproject.eu.