The EcoLogistics Challenge, organized by ICLEI and the City of Taoyuan, aims to kick-start local actions towards sustainable, clean, efficient, and safe urban freight through the EcoLogistics Principles.
ICLEI and Taoyuan City invited local and regional authorities, start-ups and civil society organizations to take on the EcoLogistics challenge and submit a short-term pilot project addressing sustainability in last-mile logistics which highlights innovative approaches and partnerships.
During the 1-month application period, we received 14 project submissions from 9 different countries. Many different approaches to sustainable last-mile logistics were submitted to us, which highlights the existing diversity of solutions being implemented by cities in their quest to make freight transport more sustainable. We received projects ranging from the creation of a data platform for more informed decisions on last-mile logistics in Mexico City, to projects using electric vehicles in Buenos Aires and creating a network of microhubs in Bremen.
We have shortlisted 8 projects that are currently being reviewed and evaluated on their levels of innovation, replicability, inclusivity, scalability and overall quality of the application. Thanking all the applicants, the awarded project will be announced shortly. Should you be interested in joining the EcoLogistics Community (currently open only to cities and regions) or in becoming a sponsor/partner of future EcoLogistics Challenges, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(This list does not represent a ranking of the projects)
The project proposes to introduce the use of an electric light four-wheel vehicle (L6) in the last-mile delivery of beverages located in a micro warehouse in one of the most popular neighborhoods of the City of Buenos Aires.
The project promotes the use of clean vehicles, through electric cargo bikes, in the distribution of goods in shops in the “Belgrano’s Open Air Commercial Area”. The project aims to improve the distribution of merchandise in neighborhood businesses.
The project promotes the use of inland waterway transport along with electric cargo bikes to manage and deliver parcels. Firstly, it suggests using inland waterway transport to pick up unsorted parcels from the city outskirts, to unload them in different hubs along the waterway after sorting the parcels on board. Secondly, electric cargo bikes are expected to pick up the sorted parcels from the various hubs and deliver them to the final customer in the city center.
The project aims at incorporating electric vehicles to the waste management routes used by Socya Foundation on their circular economy program “RECYCLO”. The idea is to complement the program by developping a fleet of electric vehicles for the waste collection routes done daily to bring the recyclable waste to the Circular Economy Center and other waste transformation facilities.
The project proposes to stimulate the use of electric tricycles and of Micro Cargo Distribution Centers (CDU), in the last-mile delivery of goods. The proposed pilot project focuses on the delivery of beverages to bars and restaurants in the Varjota neighborhood, a gastronomic and tourist hub in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil.
The project proposed aims to promote e-cargo bikes for last-mile delivery. The project looks into ensuring a bilateral and secured data exchange between urban logistics operators and the City of Mexico and focuses on creating a collaboration between the City and e-cargo bike urban logistics operators in defined areas such as Estafeta or Mercado Libre. The proposed project is based on a collaboration between Mexcio City’s Mobility Ministry and ITDP.
The project will pilot a delivery operation on an urban consolidation center in the delivery area from which e-cargo trikes operate for delivery to receivers. This project intends to implement a smart mobility solution to plan and control systems that match load capacity and routes for last-mile deliveries with e-cargo trikes. This tool aims to guide, optimize and plan deliveries in an effective, organized and timely manner
The project aims at jump-starting and speeding up a recently launched extension of an innovative model for last-mile delivery of urban freight, using micro hubs located in the city, dedicated heavy-duty cargo bikes, and bike couriers to implement an emission-free delivery of goods in urban areas. Successfully piloted in one location, the project now aims at testing the replicability in a second and different urban setting in the city of Bremen.