Revealing urban goods movements: empirical evidences from some European cities
Published: 01 January 2018 by Elsevier BV in Transportation Research Procedia
Elsevier BV, Volume 30; 10.1016/j.trpro.2018.09.030
Abstract: The paper compares the characteristics of urban freight transport in some European cities, implementing a methodology which uses similar interviews with retailers and transport operators. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the similarities and differences in terms of socio-economic characteristics and commercial structures, and current distribution patterns followed by different transport and logistics operators. The study shows the flexibility of the methodology used in different applicative contexts and points out that there are some different patterns of urban distribution that need to be taken into account when implementing city logistics measures.
Keywords: city logistics, urban goods transport, urban goods data