Green parcel delivery saves large quantities of CO2 and reduces heavy traffic in the heart of Lyngby
Lyngby City Hall has for one year run a trial period with the service company Citylogistik, where all non-food deliveries are handled at a storage outside Lyngby town center and are delivered in electric-powered cars to the City Hall once a day.
An evaluation of the trial period has shown that:
- The number of parcel transports to the City Hall has been reduced by 57%, corresponding
to 300 deliveries a year.
- The reduced number of trips into the city center is made in smaller electric cars rather than in diesel-powered trucks / vans. As a result, the CO2 emission for the transfers from the storage to the City Hall has been reduced from 782 kg CO2 to 13 kg CO2, a CO2 reduction of 98%.
- Several companies and shops have signed up to Citylogistik’s concept during the trial period. This has, according to Citylogistik, meant that more than 25,000 kg CO2 / year has been saved using their delivery service into the city center.
- Lyngby-Taarbæk, together with Roskilde and Kolding municipalities, have been front runners for the concept. Several other municipalities in both North Zealand and the rest of the country are now joining the initiative – as well as municipalities in Germany and Norway.
Increasing the scope
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality has therefore decided to increase the scope of the agreement to include the municipality’s care centers, as well as the municipality’s departments in Lyngby Storcenter. In the long term, the municipality aims to extend the agreement to all the municipality’s buildings.
The agreement between Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality and Citylogistik is an initiative in the work to achieve the municipality’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025 compared to 2015.