Bologna FUA


  • Let logistics contribute in reaching targets of SUMP (short period:-20% of motorized traffic; long period:-40% GHGs emissions)
  • Achieve an effective collaboration between administrations and stakeholders to develop a less fragmented strategy for FUA logistics
  • Study measures aimed to shift movement of goods from motorized vehicles to railways
  • Investigate and improve the freight transport relations between the Bologna urban area and the metropolitan area.
  • Understand (making it more efficient) the role of the existing logistics platforms
  • Reduce the overall distance covered by freight vehicles, favor freight consolidation to reduce trips and optimize utilization of vehicle
  • OptimiseLTZ access regulations (e.g., less pollutant vehicles allowed with wider time window
  • Increase the environment friendliness of the freight delivery fleet (e.g., supporting electric vehicles)

The territorial context IT009

  •  Km²involved in the study-area: 3,703
  • Inhabitants:1,004,323 
  • N. of municipalities involved: 55
  • N. of working units (employers): 351,710
  • N. of zones used in the tool and in the o/d matrix: 234
  • Zoning criteria: 6 macro areas

Results achieved from the Survey on commercial flows

  • Total numberof surveysand interviewsto shopowners:1,20
  • Retailers without external warehouse: 94%
  • Retailers equipped with ownfleetvehicles: 30%

Freight Quality Partnership (FQP)


  • Direct involvement of authorities in the process to draft and develop the SULP in the FUA, with responsibility for decision making, formal adopting of SULP, and measures implementatio
  • Consultation to obtain businesses stakeholder's in-depth knowledge of the real opportunities, problems and needs of logistics within the FUA


Public authorities

  • Municipalityof Bologna (city level)
  • Metropolitan City of Bologna (metropolitan level)
  • SRM (Authority for Public Transport and Mobility at metropolitan level)
  • Emilia-RomagnaRegion(regional level)

Private entities

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 10private sector associations (e.g., trade unions, social cooperatives, retailers associations, couriers groups)
  • 18 private subjects (e.g., Interporto, food terminal, companies for delivery, couriers, shops, airport)

Key dates

  • 16/01/2018: SULP Steering Committee_AuthoritiesFQP establishment
  • 10/04/2018: Next planned Authorities FQP meetin
  • second half of April: Private FQP meetings 


Logistics Sustainability Index (LSI) – current situation

  • Seven impact areas considered
  • Data on vehicles disaggregated by EUROxemission standar
  • Results fed by input from stakeholders in FQP

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