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About the SINERGI project

The demand for fast home delivery is growing rapidly, especially in cities. However, this is leading to increasing inconvenience from vans and trucks. That can and must change – and hopes are pinned on green solutions such as micro-delivery by bicycle. But how do you design and manage such sustainable urban logistics? That is, basically, the question we are addressing in the SINERGI project.

SINERGI is a four-year project that will run from 2023 to 2026. It involves thirteen research institutions, governments, and companies collaborating on a comprehensive framework to improve sustainable city logistics. The project aims to enable real-time management and strategic planning of efficient and user-friendly delivery services. By combining real-time and historical data with scenario development models, SINERGI addresses several scientific challenges. These challenges include optimizing the allocation of smart parking and mini-hubs to maximize urban space utilization, analyzing rider behavior to enhance performance, and designing tailored services that consider urban constraints and incorporate real-time data on factors such as space availability, rider behavior, fleet planning, matching, and dispatching.

The SINERGI project brings together private and public stakeholders who will conduct pilot initiatives in prominent cities such as Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Copenhagen. The outputs of the project will empower delivery providers to offer cost-efficient services while prioritizing the well-being of riders. Public authorities will also benefit by being able to develop a range of actions focused on road safety and the welfare of citizens, ensuring the long-term impact of SINERGI on urban transportation.