Low Carbon Action Plans for Urban Freight (LCAPs-UF)

Why urban freight matters?

Urban freight is an integral part of cities’ functioning, providing both citizens and businesses with products and services they need on a daily basis; right from food, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) products, e-commerce deliveries to construction material.

What is a Low Carbon Action Plan for Urban Freight (LCAP-UF)?

Explicit long-term freight goals for an efficient and optimized urban freight movement with a strong focus on emission reduction, while addressing local specific issues like air quality, road safety, traffic congestion, economy. It is an iterative plan with short, medium, and long term targets and associated set of measures. It is also flexible to adapt to political change and local priorities.be used to establish a baseline, which is essential for evaluating the freight transport performance, and identifying future priorities and directions.

Why develop an LCAP-UF?

LCAP-UF will provide a roadmap to authorities in enhancing the freight movement and operations with a low carbon approach aiming to reduce GHG emissions. It facilitates a safe, socially inclusive, accessible, reliable, affordable, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, low-carbon, and resilient freight movement in the city.

“The purpose of the Freight Plan is to take a holistic approach to the City’s goods-related work and point the way forward. By means of this plan, the City wishes to communicate its perspective on the development of freight transport clearly and create the right expectations amongst key industry stakeholders.” 

(Stockholm Freight Plan 2018)

LCAPs-UF of Project Cities

LCAP-UF is a starting point for cities to start thinking about freight transportation and embed it as part of city development plans, mobility plans, clean air action plans and climate action plans etc. It is intended to be a catalyst and should be flexible to include any important aspect related to freight movement. The plan consists of a clearly defined vision and set goals, and to achieve those goals, a set of actions and implementable measures. The plan also offers a target to measure and track the progress to achieve certain objectives. Such measures can be adopted with a collaborative approach amongst stakeholders for reaching a common vision of a “sustainable city”.

Click below to download the LCAPs of respective cities.