London: guidelines for a safer construction logistics

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An initiative aimed at reducing collisions involving vulnerable road users and construction vehicles has been released by the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) project. CLOCS, an industry-led project sponsored by Transport for London (TfL) to reduce injuries and deaths due to work-related road risk, has developed the CLOCS Standard for construction logistics for managing work …

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

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San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery robots can go in the city. Companies have begun trialling small robots that can deliver food and other goods. Start-ups will have to get permits to use such bots, which will be restricted to less crowded urban areas. Opponents are concerned about the safety of pedestrians, …

Research: the role of the receiver in public procurement

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Research by Newcastle University was focused on the ‘receiver’ end of the supply chain that has, in recent years, emerged as a novel area of investigation by European urban freight researchers. A new paper explores the importance of procurement policy and mechanisms in a higher education establishment in order to drive a sustainable approach to …