"Freight transport and logistics have never been more vital for cities than in these unprecedented times. The EcoLogistics Principles will chart the way to promote clean, sustainable, efficient, and safe urban freight, helping cities to cut emissions and achieve a sustainable future."
"In order to achieve EcoLogistics goals, it is imperative that policy leaders prioritize small and low emission vehicles in their planning to increase safety on their streets."
"Street space must be optimized to accommodate for urban freight delivery and urban consolidation centers can be developed in cities where deliveries can be shifted to low carbon vehicles such as cargo bicycles and light electric vehicles."
"Freight consolidation is a highly efficient solution because it uses several mechanisms to reduce freight transport emissions in one go: it can reduce delivery vehicle numbers and kilometers, enable greater control over the choice of vehicle and fuel type, and provide greater quality in last mile deliveries."
"Despite its critical importance, many Indian cities still ignore the issue of urban freight. Instead, cities should be using data technologies to improve efficiency, cost optimization and services. In time, the data generated can be used to inform better decision-making and improve freight movement and facilities for all actors."
"We are facing a “new normal,” in which urban freight has a crucial role to play in achieving sustainability goals and reducing GHG emissions. This requires active engagement and support of both the public and private sectors. The EcoLogistics Principles are building collaborative and long-term alliances designed to support real sustainable freight solutions."
"Regulation is crucial to create liveable and sustainable cities. Public support through procurement and pricing incentives is essential to foster wide adoption of new eco-friendly urban delivery business models and a combination of adequate regulations and financial support for sustainable urban delivery is a key to transformation."
"The decarbonization of freight transport will be a difficult challenge that we will need to focus on in order to achieve sustainable, low carbon mobility. Thus, I welcome the EcoLogistics Principles providing us with guided action to tackle freight transport."