Municipal Strategy for the Urban Distribution of Goods Horizon 2030
Barcelona City Council is striving to organise, improve and make urban goods distribution in the city more efficient. It has therefore launched the Municipal Strategy for the Urban Distribution of Goods Horizon 2030 (EDUM in Catalan).
The EDUM is a city-wide strategy which aims to respond to the current challenges in relation to urban goods distribution and to provide a roadmap for the coming years. The Strategy should enable us to move towards a city model in which UGD is carried out as efficiently, sustainably and safely as possible. Its aim is to boost commerce in the city and improve the competitiveness of companies by reducing externalities.
The agreement for UGD and the participative process
To make this new Strategy a reality and to work together with the sector, Barcelona City Council, in cooperation with the city's most representative economic and business associations and the main union organisations, signed the “Agreement for a New Urban Goods Distribution Model” in which it defines, together with the private sector, the main goals to work towards in order to improve the current UGD model.
Between June and October 2022, various participation sessions were held in which the City Council shared the main aspects of the EDUM diagnosis and the proposals for action to achieve the goals set. Some 60 entities took part, representing the professional interests of carriers, logistics operators, commercial chains and groups of establishments, among others.
Goals of the strategy
Facilitate the distribution of goods to shops, businesses and other establishments in an efficient, organised, sustainable and safe manner.
Organise the new end user distribution options and favour active and sustainable mobility.
Incorporate the distribution associated with services, with its specificities, into UGD governance.