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BESTUFS II national seminar in Switzerland


Güterverkehr in Städten - ein verdrängtes Problem?

Freight transport in Cities - a repressed problem?


04thApril 2008


Beatenplatz 2


The Swiss National BESTUFS seminar in Zurich was a well-adopted opportunity of the different parties involved in urban freight transport for discussing, contacting and exchanging of knowledge and experiences. The presentations of the seminar were wide spread. There was a range from the scientific point of view and the planners approach to the problems and challenges of the transport operators. Further presentations gave an overview of the BESTUFS project and some experiences from the Good Practice Guide and the Best Practice Handbooks. The breaks were used for dialogue, discussion and networking. The final statement of all participants of the seminar answers the question on the top "Freight transport in cities - a repressed problem?" with a clear YES. Most of involved parties - municipalities, operators, shippers, consumers - repress this problem. At first there are the consumers with their needs for an overall availability of goods, at any time, any place in freshest quality. The next are the retailers, which minimise their stocks and decrease with this the delivery frequencies and increase freight transports. Finally yet importantly, there is the missing total view of the planning authorities. There exists a kind of laisser-faire policy in most of the cities, which implements many selected measures with only little effects. The City of Zurich is an exception. It is very active in the field of urban freight transport and acts as a positive example. A stronger view from the beginning to the end, from the loading of the freight vehicle to the unpacking at the consumer's home is needed. The importance of dialogue between the different parties involved in urban distribution was highlighted. All actors are exigent requested to contribute to the stronger public perception of the challenges and problems of urban freight transport. The improvement of the environmental and living conditions and the economical competitiveness in an urban region should be of vital interest for all involved actors. The Swiss national seminar was a successful day and thought-provoking event.

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Freitag, 04 April 2008
09:00 - 09:30Registrierung und Kaffee
09:30 - 09:45Begrüßung und Einleitung
Urs Steiger, Nachhaltige Siedlungs- und Infrastrukturentwicklung, Luzern
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09:45 - 10:15EU-Projekt Best Urban Freight Solutions
Zweck, Ziele, Ergebnisse
Martin Ruesch, Rapp Trans AG
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10:15 - 10:45Aktuelle Verkehrsentwicklungen und Reaktionsoptionen in der Feindistribution
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle, Universität St. Gallen, Lehrstuhl für Logistikmanagement
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10:45 - 11:15Kaffeepause
11:15 - 11:45Güterverkehr der Stadt Zürich
Dr. Willi Dietrich, Tiefbauamt der Stadt Zürich, Mobilität und Planung
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11:45 - 12:15Blaue Zone in München
Peter Geck, Verkehrsmanagement Stadt München
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12:15 - 12:45Umweltzonen - erste Erfahrungen aus Köln
Dr. Ludwig Arentz, Umweltamt der Stadt Köln
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12:45 - 14:00Mittagessen (Stehlunch)
14:00 - 14:30Erfahrungen und Probleme aus Sicht eines Verteilers
Strategien der Migros
Peter Geiger, MGB Zürich, Logistik Transport
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14:30 - 15:00Innovative Massnahmen in europäischen Städten
Cornelia Petz, Rapp Trans AG
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15:00 - 15:30Kaffeepause
15:30 - 16:00Modal Split Vorgaben für güterverkehrsintensive Einrichtungen
Peter Spörri, Kanton Zürich, Amt für Verkehr
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16:30 - 16:30Zusammenfassung / Fazit der Veranstaltung
Urs Steiger, Nachhaltige Siedlungs- und Infrastrukturentwicklung, Luzern