With the growing demand for urban freight, Foshan has taken various measures to accelerate the promotion of new energy freight vehicles, such as providing subsidies on purchase and operation, giving new energy freight vehicles priority for city delivery permits, etc. However, as an important part of the “right of way” policy to facilitate urban freight distribution, temporary loading/unloading parking zones for freight vehicles have not yet caught the attention of policy makers.
The Chancheng District is in the center of Foshan and is characterized by “mature” urban development, a dense population, narrow urban roads, limited parking spaces, and serious traffic congestion. As of now, the Chancheng District has no temporary parking and loading/unloading zones for freight vehicles in residential areas, building complexes, and their ambient pathways. Further, there is a lack of relevant management policies, the random parking and loading/unloading of freight vehicles blocks the road, aggravates traffic congestion, takes up spaces on non-motorized lanes or sidewalks, and consequently increases CO2, NOX, and other air pollutant emissions.
In response to the national goal of peaking carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, and to fulfill the requirements for the “Notice on Green Urban Freight Pilot Programme”, the pilot project “Research on the Setting of Temporary Loading and Unloading Parking Zones for New Energy Freight Vehicles in the Chancheng District of Foshan” shall be implemented under the framework of the CLCT project.
The objective of the pilot project is to:
Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH