S+LOADZ: Transforming Urban Logistics in France

  • Developed under the umbrella of the 2021 Innovation call of EIT Urban Mobility, S+LOADZ project pretends to accelerate the shift to sustainable and smart city logistics.
  • A new digital solution is being developed to manage loading and delivery zones. The French cities of Paris and Argenteuil are two of the four cities that test this innovative solution. 

Paris, 26 October 2022 – S+LOADZ, Sustainable Digital Loading and Delivery Zones, is a 1-year project for EIT Urban Mobility under the innovation programme 2021 of Sustainable City Logistics. This project is developed jointly between 5 European commercial partners, two research institutes and four European cities.

The S+LOADZ project is adapting and piloting the Parkunload solution, a digital platform to control, regulate, monitor, and analyse logistics operations’ loading and delivery zones in urban centres. The platform has three types of end-users: 1) cities, 2) drivers, and 3) traffic agents who transform the delivery/loading activities in urban centres. Through the cities’ interface, cities can virtually manage the rules of the game for the temporary parking of logistics vehicles operating in city centres. 

In 2022, S+LOADZ is being rolled out in 4 cities, including Paris, Argenteuil, Vic, and Ankara. In particular, the city of Paris has been testing this innovation since October 2022 for six months in 160 parking areas for loading and unloading activities located in the 10th arrondissement.   The pilot started in October 2022 and has been built with the support of Gustave Eiffel University and the Metropole du Grand Paris. The city is implementing 100 digital, smart and sustainable loading/delivery zones in their 10th District.


On 26 and 27 October, all members of the consortium and EIT Urban Mobility visited Paris and Argenteuil to participate in the official launch of the pilot project, together with the 10th arrondissement and city officials. There, Paris was recognise as an innovative Living Lab for the transition towards more sustainable urban mobility in Europe.

Follow up on the project and pilot results at http://sloadz.com/.