Building a lasting expert network that delivers evidence-based recommendations for Vital Urban Nodes along TEN-T Core Network Corridors
VitalNodes aims to enable efficient, sustainable freight delivery across the TEN-T urban nodes (urban areas), by bringing together existing European, national and regional networks.
As a result of increasing freight traffic, these urban nodes need to cope with challenges such as congestion, poor air quality, noise, and road safety risks. The objective of the initiative is to improve European interconnection, while developing sustainable mobility within cities.
VitalNodes will deliver evidence-based recommendations for effective and sustainable integration of the nodes into the TEN-T network corridors, addressing specifically the multi- and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics. It will also support the deployment of innovations in the urban nodes, while establishing a long-lasting European expert network.
As work package leader, Rupprecht Consult is responsible for the customization of take-up and node-integration strategies, and the wide-scale deployment of innovative solutions covering all 88 urban nodes of the TEN-T.