Discussion on Urban Freight Deliveries Policies Based on Urban Morphology

Urban car transportation is a cause of climate change but is also associated with additional burdens such as traffic congestion and air pollution. Working with business partners to deliver a safer, greener and more efficient logistics service, this paper reviewed literature and practices about urban freight deliveries (UFD), presented its general cause and effect analysis framework under historic view, e.g. 5-10 years, then drew lessons by comparison between the developing and developed metropolis, points out UFD actually influenced by public policies, which have long term impact on spatial structure or land-use planning with the reaction by people choices. The diverse mixture of land uses, dense urban environment and vast transportation infrastructure, urban areas require a distinct set of rules and regulations to govern the operation of trucks and commercial vehicles. Due to the differences patterns of traffic congestion among areas inside the city, here take Beijing traffic as a case study and visualize its patterns, hopefully will shed some light on mapping out efficient, sustainable and smart transportation policies for mega-cities plagued by traffic jams and emissions problems.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 105-114
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01609687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 11:52AM