Valladolid, Spain

Innovation focus and new services

Enabling technologies for more efficient and sustainable last-mile logistics

Context and challenges

Over the past decades, the growth of urban freight distribution has led to a rise in the number of delivery vehicles in Valladolid. In parallel, the municipal government has been committed to making the city more pedestrian and cyclists-friendly. This has resulted in more delivery vehicles in a smaller amount of space. Adding a Low Emission Zone would make the city face major challenges in managing congestion, emissions and social harmony. Through the framework of URBANE, Valladolid aims to promote the safety of pedestrians in order to foster more sustainable modes of travel, without compromising the growing supply needs of the population. 

Objectives and ambitions

  • Improve the operation of urban freight distribution without harming the urban and environmental quality of the city.
  • Promote the use of electric vehicles in the urban freight delivery service.
  • Build a safer city for pedestrians by delivery vehicles route optimisation.


  • Application of artificial intelligence in the monitoring of the loading and unloading areas.
  • Design and implementation of connectivity solutions to achieve more sustainable urban freight distribution.
  • Entry into service of a fleet of electric vehicles powered significantly by solar energy.
  • Specific solutions for the protection of vulnerable road users focused on last-mile logistics.

Partners involved

  • AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALLADOLID – City of Valladolid: Pilot support and facilitation
  • CIDAUT : Pilot planning and technical developer
  • IFEVS: Electric vehicles provider