Study on the potential and effects of micro-depositories in the state of Berlin

Project description

With the study Potentials and effects of micro-depositories in the state of Berlin a sound basis is created for strategically sensible action by the Land of Berlin with regard to micro depots as consolidation points close to the city centre. Micro-depots open up the possibility of being able to serve the last or first mile with cargo bikes or other locally emission-free vehicles. They thus help to provide a locally climate-friendly, efficient and city-friendly logistics solution.

Within the framework of this study, all necessary information for a generally valid impact analysis will be collected and processed. Based on this data, the effects of micro-depositories in Berlin will be evaluated for selected areas of impact (economic, ecological and social). Different locations and concepts of micro-depositories will be taken into account.

The conclusions drawn from this study are intended to facilitate an objective evaluation of micro-deposits, thereby highlighting the opportunities and challenges of individual micro-deposit approaches. The study also makes it possible to answer practical questions. Thus, it will be worked out at which locations micro-depots are particularly effective and where in Berlin micro-depots are most likely to be used in the sense of the transport turnaround.

Together and in division of labor with LNC and I process for the client mainly:

  • the definition of the impact areas and indicators
  • the potential and impact analysis
  • in particular the data acquisition and analysis as well as the visualization of results as a basis for the determination of micro-depot locations.

As an extension of the original mandate and going beyond the funding mentioned below, I am supporting the creation of a guide on the potential and effects of micro-depositories in the state of Berlin.

(Note: The project descriptions modified by me and presented here have been created jointly by the respective project participants)

Further information

Funding reference

The project "Study on the potentials and effects of micro-depositories in the Land of Berlin" (project duration: 12/2021 to 03/2023) is funded by the Berlin Programme for Sustainable Development (BENE) with resources from the European Regional Development Fund and the Land of Berlin (funding code 1340-B5-0).


December 2021 - September 2023


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Freight bike

Commercial transport


Location analysis

Data analysis