Tour formation is a distinguishing feature of freight transportation. An increasing amount of research is dedicated to the consideration of tour formation in freight simulation models, but these tour formation models lack statistical calibration on empirical data, do not represent shipments explicitly, or focus on a narrow segment of freight transportation with heavy goods vehicles.
Major cities around the world are taking a stand to end the toll of deaths and injury seen on their roads and transport networks by committing to Vision Zero. London is at the forefront of this approach and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out the goal that, by 2041, all deaths and serious injuries will be eliminated …
Research from Transport for London (TfL) claims that people walking, cycling and using public transport spend more than motorists in local shops. Earlier studies reveal that those not in cars spend 40% more than motorists.
The food delivery industry is exploding. Various companies compete to deliver food to your doorstep as cheaply and as quickly as possible. With apps like UberEats, Deliveroo and Foodora it’s super easy to order your meal online. But do we actually know how these apps work?
Sustainable and energy efficient transport of passengers and goods has become a major concern of policymakers worldwide. A new paper by researchers from the University of Maribor and the Institute for Transport and Logistics ITL in Bologna examines the current policies and measures for sustainable urban freight transport in 129 European cities.
Smartphone data from Deliveroo riders delivering meals for restaurant-to-home shows that bicycles are faster than cars. In towns and cities, bicyclists are also often faster than motorized two-wheelers.
The past few months the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Rotterdam were discussing potential zero-emission delivery options with regional suppliers in their selected priority areas within the Buyzet project. All three cities are exploring how they can encourage craftsmen employed to work in city-owned facilities to switch to zero-emission vehicles or find other ways to …
Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop is updating its brand to make grocery shopping easier. The update is designed to improve the in-store experience with a focus on more fresh and healthy options and improved digital solutions. Part of the update is the introduction of robots for click and collect at special Stop & Shop pick-up …
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been hailed as a revolutionary technology and information management process that facilitates collaboration and more efficient design and construction processes through innovative 3D modeling software, open access to information and multidisciplinary integration.
Florian Arnold from the University of Antwerp developed an algorithm that enables efficient parcel delivery with cargo bikes. According to Arnold, this is more environmentally friendly and not more expensive than with vans.