- Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 1: Introduction
Welcome to the City Logistics course. Urban freight transport and city logistics are very important elements of urban mobility, however they are often disregarded by city planners and our objective is to provide knowledge as well as best practices and solutions for this key area of city and transport planning.
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- Unit 2: Background and context
Unit 2: Background and context
Urban freight key issues and constraints
- Unit 3: Fighting urban traffic congestion
Unit 3: Fighting urban traffic congestion
Congestion is the main transport problem of large cities all over the world. In some developing countries, heterogeneous traffic is an operational problem for traffic congestion. Freight transport widely contributes to urban road congestion because of the dimensions of freight vehicles and (mainly) because of double parking for deliveries. Strategies proposed by the City Logistics cluster for mitigating congestion are the following: a larger use of non road transport, off peak hour deliveries, urban logistics terminals and consolidation. Other solutions can be found from cluster 2 (Transport infrastructure) and cluster 5 (Network management)
- Unit 4: Mitigating urban pollution
Unit 4: Mitigating urban pollution
This Unit provides an overview of the various urban logistics strategies which can be used to mitigate pollution in cities due to urban deliveries.
- Unit 5: Safety and labour issues
Unit 5: Safety and labour issues
- Unit 6: Logistics sprawl
Unit 6: Logistics sprawl
Logistics sprawl generates longer truck-trips in metropolitan areas. There is a need for logistics service areas and for better planning of these facilities in cities.
- Unit 7: Conclusion
Unit 7: ConclusionWhat have you learned and what else can you learn from the SOLUTIONS project?