Tag «urban freight»

Research: a simulation framework to evaluate city logistics schemes

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Urban freight transport is becoming increasingly complex. Many urban supply chains are composed of small and independent actors. For such actors, it is particularly difficult to efficiently organize the highly fragmented supply chains that they must deal with. As a consequence, a high number of transport movements is required to satisfy the high service level …

Loading bays: how do you manage the demand for parking?

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Research in New York assesses the parking needs of freight and service related commercial activities and identifies the role of demand management in mitigating these needs. The results show that parking needs are proportional to the average parking durations. Essentially, the longer the duration the higher the parking needs. In terms of impacts on demand …

Road safety and urban freight: urban planning issues

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Growth in urban areas has resulted in conflicts between road users as they share the roadway. Such conflicts are only exacerbated by failings in the planning process. A study in Trondheim, Norway, looked at issues related to freight delivery on a street with a high volume of cyclists in order to identify how and where …

Hydrogen vehicles in city logistics: a TCO-analysis


A new paper by Sheffield University Management School progresses the discourse on hydrogen vehicles as viable strategic options for addressing sustainability concerns in city logistics, by undertaking a comprehensive total cost of ownership analysis. The outcomes from this study not only support the economic competitiveness of hydrogen vehicles but also analyze the implications of several future …

French Profilog model for local urban freight

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French Profilog is a tool that quantifies, for each municipality in the Ile-de-France region, the number of freight delivery and collection movements generated each week by the economic activities in the municipality. It also allows characterizing these movements according to several criteria.

Safer trucks for New York City

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The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced that the City’s vehicle fleet will transition to using trucks that better protect pedestrians and cyclists. The trucks, known as high vision trucks, minimize blind spots by lowering the height of the truck cab, using additional windows, and reducing the size and height of the truck’s …