In recent years, several quay walls have collapsed in Amsterdam (NL). The state of the quays is so problematic that an orthodox approach is no longer sufficient. Amsterdam has more than 600 kilometers of public quay wall, of which 200 kilometers are in poor condition. Of those 200 kilometers, 50 kilometers is very bad.
The University of Washington Urban Freight Lab released the results of a pilot study on Curb Allocation Change supporting easier and less disruptive passenger pick-ups and drop-offs by cabs. The study tested the traffic impacts of providing more passenger load zones paired with in-app geofencing technology that guided drivers and riders to designated load/unload locations.
A new report by the International Transport Forum (ITF) presents policy options for extending the life of road assets by mitigating deterioration caused by trucks. Beyond traditional engineering responses, it considers the role of trucks in road asset deterioration from a demand-oriented perspective.
Cities are taking measures to ensure that urban freight runs smoothly. These vary from stricter enforcement of illegal parking on loading and unloading zones and better route information for transporters (ITS) to optimization of delivery times windows. E-mobility will receive privileges in certain zones based on intelligent access.
City logistics in Amsterdam (NL) is becoming more complex resulting in unnecessary extra mileage and higher costs. At the end of 2017, the city of Amsterdam, together with Stichting Connekt, Topsector Logistiek and Amsterdam Smart City, wrote a competition: who would come up with a smart solution for the logistical problem in the city center?
The infrastructure in cities is falling apart under the weight of heavy vehicles. Cities, therefore, are putting more weight restrictions on urban freight. Monitoring, and enforcing these restrictions are not only a technical challenge for local authorities but also for transport companies that have to plan their trips taking into account the restrictions and the actual weight …
The further development of local policies to stimulate more CO2-productivity in city logistics and a shift to zero-emission city logistics is inevitable: growing political and societal pressure demands it. This push can already be recognized in the existing variety of local regulations, customized to different local circumstances in different cities or parts of cities.
The Australian Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a national program developed in partnership with all Australian road agencies. It uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when, and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network. It provides an opportunity for transport operators to achieve productivity gains, better turnaround …