SULPiTER is co-financed by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme. It aims at improving efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of urban freight transport, while reducing its carbon-footprint and positively affecting traffic flows and congestion in seven Central European cities.
The Project fosters innovative approaches to urban planning, such as the concept of functional urban area (FUA), which incorporates the analysis of functional relations between city cores and hinterlands. This is particularly relevant in wider metropolitan contexts facing the challenges entailed by new economic patterns.
SULPiTER pays particular attention to engaging with local stakeholders within Freight Quality Partnerships that brings together planners, economic operators and citizens to discuss tangible solutions for minimising the negative impacts of last-mile distribution. It supports policy makers in improving their understanding of the freight phenomena in the respective FUAs from an energy and environmental perspective, enhancing their capacity in planning urban freight and paving the way for the adoption of Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans – SULPs.
The Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat participates in the project as a project partner, dealing with rolling out of results for low-carbon freight in CE FUAs and dissemination activities.