The primary targets of the research project are
(1) the acquisition of intra-urban areas and infrastructures for setting up logistic hubs,
(2) the shortening of the last-mile for inner-city supply chains and
(3) to capitalize the such improved frame conditions in terms of realistically operating multimodal intra-urban supply chains.

The main idea of the project RemiHub is to co-utilize existing central areas and infrastructures owned by public transport providers as temporary logistic hubs and operate them in a hub & spoke fashion using cargo bikes, electric vehicles or automated vehicles serving the last mile.
A key activity in RemiHub is to thoroughly investigate specific requirements and to conceptualize the operation of a multi-modal supply chain at the new hub locations (motorized, non-motorized, automated, rail-bound). The city of Vienna, Austria was chosen as the pilot and testing area.
Doing so, RemiHub will strongly contribute to local, national and international targets pertaining to traffic, environment and health as well as to the overall decarbonisation of the traffic system, reduction of intra-urban emissions (noise, air pollution) and the lowering the traffic accident risk (due to lighter traffic flows). Also, the project will provide the first scientific findings regarding the freight logistics potential of future automated public transport fleets.

Client Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) & Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Project Partners tbw research GesmbH (Project Lead),
(Sub-Contractors: thinkport VIENNA, Gebrüder Weiss Paketdienst GmbH)
Heavy Pedals Lastenradtransport und -verkauf OG,
­TU Wien, Department of Spatial Planning, Centre of Transportation System Planning,
including aspern.mobil LAB
Further Information Project Website

Project Duration September 2018 to August 2021
Services of tbwr Project lead and -management,
site assessments (dimension & time),
spatial analytics (accessibility),
leading pilot operation / test run,
simulation of new supply chains,
dissemination and stakeholder dialogue