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Review of survey techniques used in urban freight studies

Allen, Julian and Browne, Michael (2008) Review of survey techniques used in urban freight studies. Technical Report. Green Logistics Report, University of Westminster.

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Abstract

Report produced as part of the Green Logistics project (EPSRC and Department for Transport funded). This report is based on a review of studies in which data has been collected to obtain an understanding of road-based urban freight transport activities and patterns of operation. Studies from the UK and other countries have been included in this review. While it may be thought that relatively few such studies have been conducted, approximately 60 such studies have been identified as taking place in the UK and approximately 100 elsewhere since the 1960s. In addition, other studies have been carried out in order to assess industry and policy maker opinions about urban freight transport , however this type of study and survey work is not the focus of this report. Gaining an understanding of road-based urban freight transport activities is an important element in determining the current sustainability of such activity (in economic, social and environmental terms) and how best to go about enhancing its sustainability. By reviewing the existing survey work in this subject it has been possible to draw together the methodologies developed and implemented. This should therefore be of help in understanding which techniques are most commonly used, the strengths and limitations of the various techniques, and in assessing the most suitable urban freight survey techniques for a given study.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Report produced as part of the Green Logistics Project: Work Module 9 (Urban Freight Transport)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:6352
Deposited On:15 Apr 2009 14:50
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 15:45

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