Terminals and ports have difficulties to contain the quickly growing freight transport volumes (and thereby channelling these volumes onto sustainable transport modes), due to conflicts in land use, especially due to the fast growth of urban areas. This is especially apparent in terminals close or within urban areas, as they can be found in Berlin, Budapest or Bologna. But these problems also occur between sea-ports, such as Venice or Rostock.
Practical spatial planning solutions and communication measures will be developed, that will help facing the challenges of land use conflicts. They will lead to actions plans for all participating regions, but also to tools, that can be used in any other regions.
Through the technical-concrete pilots developed in the project, the spatial planning part of the integration of a green last mile into nodes will be dealt with. It will elaborate the spatial needs of the urban nodes or ports and terminals for the implementation of the green last mile and its impact on the urban nodes.
A main outcome will be regional action plans for all participating regions. These activities will be guided by a communication concept describing the involvement of stakeholders on the one hand and the communication of results and solutions on the other.
In addition, a transnational strategy on greening node will be developed to consolidate the main common needs and challenges for greening nodes. This also applies to all nodes in Central Europe, along the Scandria®Corridor and beyond.
Furthermore, funding programmes will be examined and prepared for the document. In order to make the topic more manageable and easier for the regional actors, a set of instruments for spatial planning will be set up. The aim is to provide appropriate information on regulations, contacts and financing options for the individual needs of terminals by implementing the green last mile.