The living lab model plans for each pilot city have been completed and are ready to implement. They are aligned with both the city’s sustainable urban mobility and parking laws to enable sustainable city logistics. WP 2 began in January 2022 with the goal of initiating information sharing among project partners to define important framework conditions such as pilot scope, technical and organizational execution, as well as regularity and sustainability needs. Regular bilateral meetings between the technical and city partners, two consortium meetings, and a city-based online survey were held to obtain all the essential information in the most effective way possible. Consequently, each city assessed the legal framework considering current parking ordinances and experimental traffic directives for restricted areas.
Further action points are now being taken with an operational plan to install, regulate, control, and monitor the loading zones. A communication plan, a training plan, and a quality assurance plan were established, and finally, all partners collected KPI, including expectations management and end user perspectives. The results, in the form of living lab model plans, serve as the foundation for the project’s subsequent working packages. They are practical guides aimed at providing the comprehensive framework required when implementing digital loading zones, as they articulate the issues with city logistics and how cities intend to address these issues through deployment plans that consider the tools available.