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Low emission zones: the likely effects on the freight transport sector

Browne, Michael and Allen, Julian and Anderson, Stephen (2005) Low emission zones: the likely effects on the freight transport sector. International Journal of Logistics, 8 (4). pp. 269-281. ISSN 1367-5567

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675560500405899


London's air quality has improved over recent decades, but is still the worst in the UK. Road transport emissions play an important part in this pollution. A low emission zone (LEZ) would help to accelerate the introduction of cleaner vehicles, and reduce the number of older, more polluting vehicles operating in London. Survey results indicate that there is some support among goods vehicle operators for a LEZ in London, depending on the precise scheme definition. Operators would generally try to comply with LEZ regulations, with most companies either using technical approaches to ensure that their London vehicle fleet complied with the required emission standard, or redeploying vehicles with the appropriate emission standard from other locations.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1469-848X
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:1877
Deposited On:06 Jun 2006
Last Modified:22 Oct 2009 10:15

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