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Considering the relationship between freight transport and urban form

Allen, Julian and Browne, Michael (2010) Considering the relationship between freight transport and urban form. Project Report. Green Logistics Report, University of Westminster.

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Abstract

There has been much discussion since the mid-1980s about the relationship between transport and urban form. However, all of this body of research has concerned itself with passenger transport (i.e. the movement of people). This report is intended as an initial investigation into the relationship between road freight transport and urban form. Important trends in road freight transport and logistics and the land use associated with these activities are discussed. Data about road freight transport activity by heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in Britain that has been disaggregated from a UK government survey is analysed to investigate the nature of urban freight operations in sixteen selected urban areas. This includes analysis of the efficiency and transport intensity of these operations on journeys to, from and within each urban area. Scenarios concerning urban freight operations based on reductions in length of haul, and improvements in vehicle lading factors, vehicle carrying capacities and empty running are constructed in order to investigate the potential effect of such changes on the vehicle kilometres performed on journeys to, from and within the sixteen urban areas.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:9089
Deposited On:26 Jan 2011 09:36
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 15:28

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