The city of Venice and its lagoon area are a very sensitive ecosystem of about 550km2, with 140,000 inhabitants and 25 million tourists every year. Annual freight demand for the city is around 570,000 tonnes. The main problem is the increased congestion in the city’s historical centre and the difficulty in accessing the surrounding islands, all of which affects the performance and sustainability of urban logistics.
The objective of the city case is the development of new regulatory schemes and governance tools, to improve performance and sustainability, and the development of innovative business models to improve asset utilisation. This will result in the design of a new, sustainable, integrated, efficient and effective urban logistics network and new innovative business models that will result in improved performance and asset utilisation. These will be developed through the collection and analysis of data for the assessment of urban transport operations and performance.