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Zero-Emission Zones In The City: Don’t Wait To Start With Freight!

English Handbook / Guide Published: 25.05.2023

Lulu XUE, Urban Mobility Manager, China Sustainable Cities Program, WRI

Sandra Rothbard, Founder and Principal, Freight Matters

Catherine Ittner, Senior Programme Manager, Zero Emission Freight, C40 Cities.

Shruti Sarode, Climate Change Research Fellow, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, University of California, Berkeley

Vishant Kothari, Manager, Electric Mobility Team, WRI

Rosemarie Cramer, Advisor Sustainable Mobility, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Hamilton Steimer, Research Analyst, Electric Mobility, WRI

Katherine Lopez, Communications and design specialist, Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA)

Tu My Tran, Head of Sustainable Mobility and Global Coord, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Giacomo Lozzi, Project & research manager, Transport Research Lab, Roma Tre University

Verena Ehrler, Professor of International Supply Chain Manag, IESEG School of Management

Raffaele Vergnani, Project Manager and Coordinator, Working Group on Urban Freight, POLIS

Robyn Marquis, Director of Innovative Mobility, CALSTART

Henrik Gudmundsson, Senior Consultant, Mobility Program, CONCITO

Implementing a ZEZ-F in a city can be daunting and overwhelming. It can be helpful to consider the shift to zero-emission zones as a process of continuous improvement rather than a one-off project. This updated version of the how-to-guide incorporates the constructive and experience-based feedback received by the TDA and its partners on the first version of the guide. It adds further examples from cities of all sizes from all over the world. This guide is meant to inspire ideas for ZEZ-F in your city, and to provide suggestions for first steps that will help city officials, transportation planners and consultants to get started with the implementation of ZEZ-F.


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