Urban logistics: how can it meet policy makers' sustainability objectives?

Anderson, S., Allen, J. and Browne, M. (2005) Urban logistics: how can it meet policy makers' sustainability objectives? Journal of Transport Geography, 13 (1). pp. 71-81. ISSN 0966-6923

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Abstract

This paper discusses how urban freight activity can function such that it meets the urban sustainability objectives policy makers are now beginning to implement. It considers: the importance of urban freight transport in maintaining the economic vitality of the city; the negative impacts that it imposes; the concept of urban sustainability and the development of sustainability strategies; and the means and measures by which freight transport could be made more sustainable. It presents results from a project that investigated the current freight transport operations of seven different companies in three urban areas in the UK. The potential operational, financial and environmental effects of four policy measures on these operations are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban, Freight transport, Logistics, Sustainability, Policy measures, Research approach;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 15:22
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/11

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