Sustainable City Logistics in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

Hat tip to Walker Angell for pointing me to this very interesting video about limiting the number of trucks accessing dense central cities, from Bicycle Dutch.

Every year the proud 140,000 inhabitants of ʼs-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) welcome around 5 million visitors. Every week 5,000 lorries and vans enter the city center to get all the goods needed for all these people into the city. But what is now carried by 2,500 lorries also fits in 170. At the moment, 45% of all deliveries account for 80% of the traffic, so this can be improved.

This situation calls for a form of smart and sustainable distribution; the European Enclose project, in which smaller and mid-sized historical towns share practical knowledge about sustainable logistics. ʼs-Hertogenbosch is one of the forerunner towns. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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