The SMARTSET project develops and shows how freight transport in European cities and regions can be made more energy-efficient and sustainable by a better use of freight terminals. SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union ’20-20-20′ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency. Interporto Padova Spa participates in the Project, together with 13 other partners from 5 different countries, divided between public entities, and commercial companies.
Transport of goods, both on long distances and within cities, contributes to a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. Up to 20% of traffic, 30% of street occupation and 50% of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight. To reach the overall goal of a more energy-efficient and sustainable urban freight transport, SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union „20-20-20“ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency.
The project is aimed at defining, testing and evaluating of innovative models of urban freight terminals, on sites already operational (Best Practices, such as Padua), in order to develop new reference models market. The development of Padua model involves the enlargement of deliveries to sectors still under development / testing such as express delivery or temperature controlled (food or medication), including also the enlargement of the zones served in semi-urban areas, such as the tourist spa area of Abano Abano. In a second phase, the project also includes the testing of electric vehicles for deliveries of goods in the city center.
Updates on the development of the project are available in the news and at the official Smartset website: