Development of Green, Intermodal Last Mile Freight Transport in Urban Areas of Central Europe
Transport nodes, like intermodal terminals and ports as well as their immediate surroundings are crucial components of intermodal freight transport in Europe. For reaching an environmentally friendly transformation, they need to be organised in a coordinated way by taking into account different transport scales, modes and spatial restrictions. However, they often have difficulties to cope with the quickly growing freight transport volumes due to capacity restraints through planning restrictions and communication gaps between different actors.
The InterGreen-Nodes project aims to improve coordination among freight transport stakeholders by facilitating the alignment between regional interests and EU recommendations on freight transport and regional development.
The partners will harmonise planning methods along the demands of spatial planning and improve intermodal terminal processes and the demands of the immediate spatial surroundings of the terminals. This will allow the terminals to better adapt to future demands of growing freight transport flows and the necessity to organise terminal processes in an environmentally-friendly way.