On September 25-26-27th SULPiTER partners gathered in Trieste for the third consortium and steering committee meeting. The event took place in a significant moment, as partners have started using the Joint Transnational Tool for collecting information in their own Functional Urban Area (FUAs) to understand freight behavior and identify possible obstacles and problems.

Indeed, the tool will help partners in FUAs of Bologna, Brescia, Budapest, Maribor, Poznan, Rijeka and Stuttgart to define strategies and measures in cooperation with relevant stakeholders to solve critical situations. The measures will be inserted in a SULPiTER model to test their effect on longer term.

Partners reported about the surveys conducted by interviewing retailers, shop owners, curriers, logistic operators, industries and public authorities and similar problems emerged: difficult access to loading zones, problems with restricted loading time, pedestrian areas and parking places.

Finally, partners discussed about establishing Freight Quality Partnerships, among private and public stakeholders in order to find common solutions to the identified problems.

Next meeting will take place in Budapest in Spring.