GüMoS - sustainable mobility of goods in cities - guideline for RTI projects

An intensive discussion about freight transport in cities is ongoing since the 1980ies. The originally chosen city logistic approaches investigated and propagated isolated transport consolidations within freight transport centres. Today, solutions have to focus on a much wider approach. GöMoS takes this into consideration.

Short Description

Starting point / motivation

At the beginning the methodical framework and the project borders were defined in cooperation with the client and a possible project advisory board. It was followed by a survey of the actual situation regarding freight transport in Austrian by means of a primary inquiry. This was realised with a questionnaire and an inquiry regarding operators and projects in Austrian cities conducted by the practice partner of the GöMoS team and regarding the view of the cities with the support of the Austrian Städtebund (union of Austrian cities).

Contents and goals

In this case information about the:

  • general transport problems
  • specific problems of freight transport in cities
  • projects regarding logistics in cities and sustainable freight transport in cities (in operation, planned, in concept, funded, failed) and
  • criteria for implementation and future requirements for logistic project in cities

will be gathered in order to obtain promising implementing criteria by analysing and differentiating these projects by their status (implemented, conceived, founded, failed).It was possible to integrate the requirements of different branches and also of parcel services using the knowledge and background of the praxis partner.


Specifications for the future were developed based on the method and the analysis results of the inquiries (qualitative and quantitative). This enabled the deduction of best practices, assessment criteria and indicators (benchmark and measurement) for the:

  • action fields operator (who)
  • project (what)
  • city (where)

by using a cross sectional analysis.

By doing so it was possible to prepare the input for a balanced scorecard per action field. This was the basis for the guidelines. These single considerations per field are linked together to one overall assessment scheme (guidelines) by the help of the mentioned balanced scorecard and an analysis of interfaces. These guidelines were integrated in a handbook together with action options and recommendations.

Results and Conclusions

The handbook (including the guidelines) as well as the assessment tool enable the assessment of future RTI-projects from a public as well as from a private business view. This allows the judgement of RTI-projects with the intention to improve freight transport and logistics in cities already before the project implementation and support funding decisions as well as the decision finding process of cities and private companies regarding projects and project concepts.

Project Partners

Project manager

DI Norbert Sedlacek, Herry Consult GmbH

Project partners

  • Mag. Jürgen Schrampf, Econsult Betriebsberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Dr. Bartosz Piekarz, Schachinger Immobilien und Dienstleistungs GmbH & Co KG


Contact Address

Herry Consult GmbH
DI. Norbert Sedlacek
Tel.: +43 (1) 504 12 58-17
E-mail: office@herry.at