Green & efficient deliveries for a better neighbourhood

Sustainability 2020

The logistics challenge in De Pijp

In some busy Amsterdam neighbourhoods, such as the city centre and the areas around it, the demand put on the public space is already intense. There are many daily transport movements as a result of supply transports for shops and restaurants, parcel deliveries (to businesses and residents), domestic and business waste collections, construction, and service logistics. These contribute to problems such as unsafe traffic situations, congestion on the narrow streets, lack of parking, noise pollution, and pollution. We want to find ways to manage these supply transports more efficiently and reduce pressure on the public space.

We have been looking at logistics issues for years, exploring clean and efficient solutions that can improve the quality of life in these neighbourhoods. However, it is a complex task in which we, as a municipality, are also dependent on businesses as well as national legislation and regulations. That does not mean we cannot act at all. Any projects and solutions, even for parts of the problem, still hold great value.

How can we make supply transports (or other logistics flows and processes) more efficient and cleaner?

We have chosen De Pijp as a pilot area, but the concept should be applicable to other (comparable) locations in the City of Amsterdam. We seek a feasible solution for the assignment described above, or aspects thereof, regarding challenges facing busy urban areas. This could specifically relate to catering, construction, retail logistics, domestic and business waste collections, and/or parcel deliveries. The goal is a more efficient supply process that is preferably clean/emission-free

The commissioning team consists of employees from the City of Amsterdam from three different fields: the area support team for De Pijp/Rivierenbuurt, the Sustainability team for the district of Zuid, and the City’s Logistics programme from the department of Mobility and Public Space (V&OR).

The Challenge
Devise a solution for a more efficient – and preferably emission-free – supply of goods and services in busy neighbourhoods in the city. The liveability of the neighbourhood should be considered as well as the consequences (financial or otherwise) for the customer of the goods or services.

The solution offered by the Startup must meet the following minimal criteria
The demand already put on the public space in Oude Pijp is considerable. The solution should not add further demands on the public space, such as mobile hubs would.

Issued by
Gebiedsteam De Pijp/Rivierenbuurt (Stadsdeel Zuid, programma Logistiek (V&OR) en  programma Duurzaamheid (Stadsdeel Zuid)

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