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Eltis facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of urban mobility in Europe. It is aimed at individuals working in the field of transport as well as in related disciplines, including urban and regional development, health, energy and environmental sciences. Created more than 10 years ago, Eltis is now Europe's main portal on urban mobility. Contains a case study section on urban freight and logistics which presents successful examples of initiatives and strategies giving you a insight into the factors of success.

CIVITAS - cleaner and better transport in cities. With the CIVITAS Initiative, the EC aims to generate a decisive breakthrough by supporting and evaluating the implementation of ambitious integrated sustainable urban transport strategies that should make a real difference for the welfare of the European citizen. CIVITAS contain activities in 8 categories one of which is urban freight. 50+ measures by CIVITAS cities on urban freight are listed.

White paper 2011: Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system. The European Commission adopted a roadmap of 40 concrete initiatives for the next decade to build a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. Several of these relate to freight sector. See also Logistics: Keeping freight moving (October 2007) which describes series of measures proposed by the European Commission to promote the freight transport logistics, make rail freight more competitive, create a framework which will allow European ports to attract investment for their modernisation, put maritime freight transport on an equal footing with other transport modes and review progress made in developing Motorways of the Sea.

The purpose of SuperGreen is to promote the development of European freight logistics in an environmentally friendly manner. Environmental facors play an increasing role in all transport modes, and holistic approaches are needed to identify 'win-win' solutions. SuperGreen will evaluate a series of 'green corridors' covering some representative regios and main transport routes throughout Europe.

SUGAR (Sustainable Urban Goods Logistics Achieved by Local and Regional Policies) focuses on addressing the problem of inefficient and ineffective management of urban freight distribution, a critical component of the overall urban transport system and a primary source of vehicle pollutant emissions.

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