First project Press Release on Greening Urban Freight Transport

Date: 04.03.2024
Co-financed by the Interreg Central Europe Programme, with a budget of €2.71 million, GRETA is spearheading efforts to decarbonize the last-mile delivery in Functional Urban Areas (FUAs). Our aim is to implement sustainable and innovative solutions that will significantly reduce the number of delivery vehicles on the road, resulting in cleaner, quieter, and more livable cities.

Functional Urban Areas (FUAs), characterized by their strong economic, social, and functional interconnections, present unique challenges in terms of mobility planning. The GRETA project focuses on several FUAs including Budapest (Hungary), Maribor (Slovenia), Poznan (Poland), Reggio Emilia (Italy), and Verona (Italy). By addressing the high car dependency and emissions from transport, we are committed to developing a comprehensive set of solutions.

These solutions include enhancing network connections, modernizing public transport systems and fleets, implementing low-emission and pedestrian zones, investing in infrastructure, and promoting smart traffic management. Furthermore, we emphasize the importance of efficient governance, community engagement, education, and awareness-raising to encourage the adoption of sustainable vehicles and active mobility in urban areas.

The release of this press release marks a significant milestone for the GRETA project. It showcases our dedication to creating sustainable and efficient transportation systems that positively impact urban communities and their surrounding regions. We invite you to read the full press release to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by GRETA FUAs and the innovative solutions we are implementing.

Together, let us accelerate towards a greener future for urban freight transport with GRETA!

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