Sustainable, cooperative, two-tier distribution system for small parcels in the City of Vienna

Project Details

Financing body

Austrian Research Promotion Agency


The aim of the project is the development of a city-wide, two-stage logistics concept with micro-hubs, "Grätzl"-hubs and City Distribution Centers for the distribution of urban small consignments through cross-industry business co-operations. Sustainable urban development can hereby be improved by enriching the micro-hubs with additional social functions, thereby counteracting problems in urban land use and exploitation. In the inner-city area, the dynamic use of cargo bikes for the last mile should be carried out, with a sensible complement of low-emission trucks. In addition, optimized cooperation and operator models for the hubs will be determined, as well as a system-level functional verification with real data using the example of the City of Vienna.
Effective start/end date1/08/1831/01/21

Collaborative partners

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Project partner)
  • Goodville Mobility OG (Project partner)
  • Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität Austrian Mobility Research FGM-Amor gemeinnützige Gesellschaft m.b.H (Project partner)
  • gredata IT-Solutions e.U. (Project partner)
  • Österreichische Post AG (Project partner)
  • TPA European & Technology Consultants GmbH (Project partner)