Revitalization of urban freight stationsactive 6 months ago
Commercial transport makes a significant and indispensable contribution to the functioning of European cities. In order to achieve the necessary contribution of commercial transport to the sector-specific climate targets, rail-based supply and disposal must be intensified. Therefore, despite further increasing competition for space in urban areas, areas must also be made available for logistic concepts that are compatible with cities and make it possible to permanently reach sources and sinks for commercial transport. This explicitly also applies to rail freight transport, because only available and logistically useful transshipment hubs enable new rail-based urban logistics concepts with short pre-carriage or onward carriage in road space.
Since the development of new urban freight stations is almost impossible due to specific traffic connections and often adjacent residential development, a consideration of existing or former freight stations will be undertaken. This includes the reopening of freight stations and loading roads as well as the expansion of existing freight station areas to include urban logistics services.
Possible project contents
– Analysis of suitable goods that can be transported by rail and handled within the city (distances, quantities, type of goods)
– Analysis of innovative solutions for the transfer of goods, e.g. transfer from rail to cargo bike
– Analyzing the benefits of rail freight and inner-city transshipment to road (avoided truck trips and impact on avoiding land use, accidents, noise, CO2, and other pollutants)
– Dealing with competition for land (e.g. commercial use, housing)
– Potential area analysis
– Development of pilot areas
Contact: Steve Danesch
Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action
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