Logical Town aims to contribute to all activities related to dissemination and promotion of activities at the local, national and European level, in particular focusing on small- and mid- sized historic towns. News, updates about activities promoted by the Association and related promotional material are available visiting the website and are diffused by a quarterly newsletters containing news  and events o the theme of sustainable city logistics.

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News & Events

17th April 2015

The 2015 Logical Town International conference will be held in Lucca on the next 17th of April in Lucca, Cappella Guinigi del Complesso di San Francesco, Via della Quarquonia.

The event will be focused on C02-free city logistics and the use of electric vehicles and cargo bikes to reach the EU ambitious target before 2030.

Leading European expert in the field of green vehicles ans representative af several European towns will discuss about this topic.

Participation is free of charge, registration is required.

Registration deadline: 14th April 2015.

Full program of the conference available on dedicated website:


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9th February 2015

Clean freight transport is arriving to Siena!

Taxi Merci, local trasport operator, has launched a new urban freight distribution service with a small full electric van called the “Tom Thumb of the goods! ".
The Manager of Taxi Merci, Sergio Ciccioni said: “A major investment for our small company, that makes us different from other operators and that allow us to contribute to the reduction of pollution and traffic congestion caused by freight transport in the Siena historic centre".
In Siena, in fact, as in many other Italian cities, logistics processes are, along with the private traffic, a major cause of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and increased levels of noise contributing to the known negative impacts on life quality and on urban environment. These impacts are particularly high in Siena that is characterized mainly by services and commercial activities, as well as by tourism. In this context hundreds of polluting vehicles access daily to the historic centre to deliver goods.
However, Siena Municipality is looking for the possibility to gradually become more and more sustainable.

The Deputy Mayor Fulvio Mancuso said: “A sustainable approach to the mobility is a step toward a Smart City project. Today we are very pleased to join this initiative that combines zero-emission mobility with a more logic and sustainable approach to freight delivery in the historic center”.

A new period begins- continued Councillor for Traffic and Transport Stefano Maggi - which concerns not only the electric mobility, but also the rationalization of freight delivery in the center, now chaotic and uncoordinated. The “Tom Thumb of goods” is an invitation to enter the city center at with full load, because consolidation is a crucial aspect to improve to rationalize logistics process."
Starting from 2015, an annual prize will be awarded to the citizen and/or the economic activity that will take advantage of the “Tom Thumb”, for the contribution to the reduction of pollutant emissions and to CO2 reductions in the city of Siena. The energy savings and environmental benefits will be quantified by the Logical Town Association which is working with the City Council in promoting models for urban logistics as a way to reduce the environmental and social impact of freight transport in cities.

Local press release


European Commission published a new video about urban mobility.

The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc. The second part develops the Commission's recommendations and tools to help address the situation: the development of a sustainable urban mobility plan, the planning in an integrated way, the use of intelligent transport systems etc. It calls on the local authorities to start the process, using the tools that are made at their disposal, such as the financing opportunities and the knowledge sharing platforms from the Commission.





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