WIT Press


The \“ELBA” Project – Eco-friendly Mobility Services For People And Goods In Small Islands

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130922

Volume

179

Pages

12

Page Range

1079 - 1090

Published

2013

Size

71 kb

Author(s)

P. Mancuso, G. Costagli & C. Casella

Abstract

\“ELBA” Eco-Friendly Mobility Services for People and Goods in Small Islands is a pilot project part-funded by the European Commission under the LIFE+Program, the EC financial instrument for the environment. Launched in October 2010 and running until September 2013, ELBA has the main objective of planning, implementing and demonstrating a number of advanced, eco-sustainable, integrated mobility schemes and services for people and goods targeting, specifically, the \“small islands” environment and application context. In particular, the territorial context of the ELBA project includes the island of Elba, the main island of the Tuscan Archipelago (Tuscany Region, Italy) and the connected mainland area, including the town of Piombino (Livorno Province) and the surrounding regional transport environment. Overall, ELBA investigates, implements and pilots a number of \“intermediate” and \“flexible” transport and logistics schemes, operated by ecofriendly vehicles, and promotes on the island of Elba the achievement of high standards of energy efficiency and environmental quality. Keywords: environment, Small Islands, people, goods, transport, logistics, eco – mobility, distribution, flexibility.

Keywords

Keywords: environment, Small Islands, people, goods, transport, logistics, eco – mobility, distribution, flexibility.