citkar part of the Te-Damm micro-hub from Smart City | DB

From now on citkar is participating in the new Berlin city hub from Smart City | DB, a research project supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI). New logistics concepts for emission-free deliveries on the logistical last mile are being developed at the central storage and distribution location at the Tempelhof S-Bahn and U-Bahn station, for which the citkar’s Loadster is used among other partners. In this way, a sustainable, resource-efficient and high-quality concept is to be created that simplifies everyday life in the city through intelligent and environmentally friendly offers and adapts to different needs.

The location on federal motorway 100 was completed in October 2020. In the micro-hub, goods are now finely distributed using CO2-neutral, innovative small vehicles and e-cargo bikes in order to reduce both delivery traffic and emissions. In addition, delayed deliveries are easier to coordinate so that handling and storage processes are optimised.

The concept is already being used by delivery services and a start-up for the transport of recycled goods. The partner network in Berlin and Brandenburg is to be expanded over the next four years. “Our goal is to get as many logistics partners as possible on board. We also attached great importance to the sustainable and visually sophisticated design of the container. In this way, the micro-hub contributes in every way to the attractive development of the district around the Tempelhofer Damm S-Bahn station,” says Smart City | DB Head Dr. Meike Niedbal in an interview.

The micro-hub at Tempelhofer Damm is funded with 44,000 euros from the BMVI and an additional 19,000 euros from the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. Deutsche Bahn supported the construction of the container so that users only pay the running operating costs.

Image: Schöneberger District Mayor Angelika Schöttler and Cargobike logistician Roland Prejawa from Urban Cargo at the new micro-hub with the citkar Loadster. Photo: Urban Cargo