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Light goods vehicles in urban areas

Browne, Michael and Allen, Julian and Nemoto, Toshinori and Visser, Johan (2010) Light goods vehicles in urban areas. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 5911-5919. ISSN 1877-0428

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.006


The paper provides a review of the light goods vehicle (LGV) fleet and its activity, with specific reference to operations in urban areas, and sustainability issues associated with the ever-growing use of LGVs. Traditionally these vehicles have received little attention but are becoming an ever-more important element of urban freight transport both for goods collection and delivery and for the provision of a wide range of critical services. Relevant literature from the UK and elsewhere pertaining to LGV operations and their impacts has been identified and utilised. The paper identifies the impacts of LGV operations in terms of economic, social and environmental impacts and presents the range of measures being taken by policy makers and companies to address negative impacts.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:9079
Deposited On:25 Jan 2011 14:23
Last Modified:25 Jan 2011 14:23

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