Milan (IT)

Milan is the second-largest Italian city and capital of the Lombardy region. The city itself has a population of more than 1.3 million, while its wider metropolitan area has an estimated population of over 4 million.

Milan’s economy is powered by its advanced tertiary sectors e.g. fashion, design, finance and publishing. Milan's museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) attracts over 6 million annual visitors. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, and will host the 2015 Universal Exposition.

Milan launched several measures to deal with sustainable urban mobility, including an innovative congestion charge system called “AREA C”, in force within the restricted traffic zone of the city centre, and widely utilised and constantly growing bike and car sharing systems. The city has an extended public transport network and created several pedestrian zones and vehicles’ limitations for sensitive areas (30 km/h speed limit).

THE ACTIVITIES

Established in 1992, TRT Trasporti e Territorio Srl (www.trt.it) is an independent consultancy firm specialised in transport economics, transport planning and modelling. The Company has its headquarter in Milan (Italy) and also two branches in Lecce (Italy) and in Brussels (Belgium). TRT has been developing a wide experience on the trend of freight transport and logistics market. The company worked at several feasibility studies and pilot projects for the introduction and management of urban delivery centres (UDC) for goods (e.g. in Piacenza, Cesena, Forlì, Jesi). TRT is currently coordinating the CIVITAS Thematic Group Urban Freight Logistics within the CIVITAS WIKI project.

TRT, through its owned company Triclò, a cargo bike logistics operator with a fleet of 10 trikes and 1 CNG van active with micro-hubs in Milan, Padova and Bologna, will run several pilot activities in Milan within the Cyclelogistics Ahead project. The Municipality of Milan through its Mobility Agency AMAT will provide the needed support to the project.

Pilots activities includes the use of existing intermodal interchanges and micro-hubs in different city areas, development of solutions for fresh food delivery by cargo bike using temperature control, creation of a green cyclelogistics label, promotion of cycle based home delivery services offered in collaboration with supermarkets and the test of innovative solutions at the final point of the delivery chain (e.g. packstations).

TRT will also support start-up activities for cycle logistics companies within Italy. For more information please contact: chiffi@trt.it