Transferability of urban freight transport measures: A case study of Cariacica (Brazil)

This paper presents a case study describing a transferability case study in Cariacica (Brazil), identifying various urban freight planning measures from other parts of the world that might be implemented in Cariacica. The case study developed a light transferability approach, which uses a low level of expert input and data requirements, and is thus appropriate for cities with highly limited financial resources. The case study focused upon regulatory measures that are under the control of the local authority, and also identified possible barriers and facilitators for their implementation. It was generally considered that the ‘light’ transferability approach had been successful and could be used in many other ‘smaller’ cities. The paper provides insights both for research and transport planning practice (on identifying barriers, and hence solutions, for the successful implementation of urban freight transport measures). Furthermore, the paper provides a number of reflections about the transfer process, paying particular attention to the precise objectives of such exercises and the roles of transfer agents. Finally, conclusions are given which make a further justification of using a ‘light’ approach for policy transfer exercises in the context of the complexity of the urban freight transport system (further complicated by transferability issues).


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  • Accession Number: 01538434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 2:30PM