Freight transport and city goods distribution are widely known factors of energy consumption and environmental degradation in European urban centres, and increasing efforts have been undertaken in EU countries to improve operations and reduce their negative impacts.

‘Only a few small cities in Europe have been working on this topic as long as the city of Lucca in Italy,’ says rightly the responsible of the local urban consolidation centre – LUCCAPORT  – which in 2016 reaches 9 years of operational time.