The City of Manchester is one of 10 local authorities that make up the Greater Manchester conurbation, which has a total population of 2.73 million people and is the second largest economy in the United Kingdom. The innovation district, ’Oxford Road Corridor Manchester’, will be the focus of Triangulum’s activities in the city – a 2 km long spine that contains two of the UK’s largest universities and one of the largest medical research campuses in Western Europe, it generates nearly €3 billion, which makes up 20% of the city’s economic output.
Reducing urban air pollution and congestion includes promoting efficient freight logistics services and new concepts for goods distribution. The new distribution schemes cover measures that look to improve the efficiency of goods’ distribution relying on information systems that support clean road vehicles. This includes logistics schemes/policies/plans, which may encompass improved load rates (freight consolidation), goods’ distribution centres and tracking systems as well as home- and Park-and-Ride site- delivery.