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Unit 4 task

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Describe the main solutions implemented for mitigating pollution in your town or in your country:

  • Are the solutions described in this course suited for your city and why? 
  • Can you imagine other solutions for your city? 

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Q1. Describe the main solutions implemented for mitigating pollution in your town or in your country:

Ans. Pollution is not an issue for the city like Addis Ababa. Rather an issue here in Addis is access to transportation i.e. public transportation. To mitigate this issue the city municipality allows three wheeled motorized  transportation to move peoples from one place to the other. This doesn't mitigate pollution since it is motorized. Due to lack of means of transportation, some peoples are still using donkey back as a means of carriage to deliver goods from one place to the other. This I think has positive side to at-least not to pollute an environment, with high carbon like that of motorized transportation.

Q2. Are the solutions described in this course suited for your city and why? 

Ans. If pollution had been an issue to us like big cities in the world, yes it would be suited. But, in our case pollution is not a big issue. First of all the peoples should be able to move from one place to the other and have an access and option to do so. With the scarce to this options and accesses, how can the issue of pollution could be raised? But, for the future when the need for transportation reaches to its saturation level or when pollution is becoming an issue, by constructing suitable roads for cargo- cycles, we can use it as a means to reduce pollution of an emission due to the high burden of urban fright.  

Q3. Can you imagine other solutions for your city? 

Ans. At this stage, no.






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Describe the main solutions implemented for mitigating pollution in your town or in your country:

Mitigating local air pollution: Thailand’s national truck fleet is younger than many neighbors’, with half under 10 years old and about 25% under 5 years old. Older and generally less efficient trucks are more prevalent outside Bangkok – about one-third of the national fleet is over 16 years old as of 2010. CNG is available in some areas, and as of 2011, an estimated one-third of the fleet had been repurposed or bought new to use the fuel. CNG infrastructure is less common outside Bangkok though.

 

Policy and consumer awareness: Thailand’s so-called ‘Q-Mark certification’ for transport operators sets standards for trucking service quality, including some requirements regarding waste management, vehicle maintenance and fuel consumption. This can also contribute to reducing air pollution. Also the author has observed on-road inspection of trucks (without prior information), i.e. checking the exhaust emissions of heavy and light duty commercial vehicle trucks both during daytime and nighttime.

 

·         Are the solutions described in this course suited for your city and why?

The measures taken so far are not enough to considerable curb air pollution stemming from the logistics sector. First, bribery may be a challenge when it comes to on-road inspection of freight vehicles. Second, the CNG programme does not apply for all vehicles, and the owner-operators might not even be aware of the programme. More information and awareness raising is needed.

 

·         Can you imagine other solutions for your city?

Based on the course material of unit 3 and also 4 and the publication’Urban freight transport policy and planning by Visser, van Binsbergen and Nemoto (1999), the following options could be applied in Bangkok’s city logistic system in order to reduce pollution:

-        Specific routes could be nominated for use by trucks, such as truck routes designated only for specific classes of vehicles – less stop and go, idling = less air pollution

-        Considering spatial concentrations of transport generating or attracting activities near freight transport facilities – avoidance of trips, avoidance of air pollution altogether

-        Introducing transfer points at borders of urban areas within Bangkok, providing transport optimization and limiting the number of truck movements in urban areas = reducing and possibly even avoiding air pollution, as trips are combines, and possible also avoidance of empty hauling.

 

 

 

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Describe the main solutions implemented for mitigating pollution in your town or in your country:

Lisbon has implemented a low emission zone since 2011 and it is currently the only LEZ in the entire country of Portugal. More info on this here: http://urbanaccessregulations.eu/countries-mainmenu-147/portugal/lisbon


• Are the solutions described in this course suited for your city and why? 

An official good-practice manual for urban logistics should be created in order to influence better behavior from delivery companies and promote the purchase and use of cleaner vehicles.

I am a cargo bicycle fan and I am absolutely sure the use of these for last mile deliveries would be a great success. They would help not only in reducing pollution and congestion but also by allowing deliveries in the city’s historic centre as its narrow streets unable access to trucks and vans. However, due to Lisbon’s topography, many of these cycles would have to be electric.


• Can you imagine other solutions for your city? 

Financial incentives to courier companies who decide to swap some of their cars for electric bicycles. Many couriers either use a car or motorbike on short distance deliveries that could effectively be made by bicycle. 


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1. Are the solutions described in this course suited for your city and why?

Yes, my city, Itajubá / MG is crossed by a highway, one of the solutions to improve their logistics would be to divert the highway to a place near the city, thus avoiding many accidents and the difficulty of circulation that many trucks pass.

2. Can you imagine other solutions for your city? Another solution would be to create a port area in the river sapucaí to transport production and logistical displacement, thus cutting the entire city.