Urban Logistics Spaces: Supply Chain Organisation Tools to Reduce Congestion in Large Cities. Case Studies: Marseille, Monaco, Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Etienne

The "last mile" phenomenon appears increasingly as a strategic element in reducing negative external factors affecting urban logistics. Environmental hazards, congestion, noise, the social acceptance of HGVs, and the issue of double parked cars specific to the French Riviera area, are all problems which explain the need for a different way of organising logistics. One technical solution is the creation of Urban Logistic Spaces-ULS. This paper draws a comparison between four such ULS. These four case studies are interesting because they are on three different scales, which makes them relevant: an Urban Logistics Zone-ULZ in Marseille; an Urban Distribution Centre-UDC in Monaco; a Local Logistics Space-LLS in Aix-en-Provence, and the Saint-Etienne UDC, located in the Rhone-Alpes Region. The methodology is based around three points: 1) the collection of qualitative and quantitative information; 2) a stakeholder and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis; and lastly, 3) the results of the study synthesised into one detailed five point analysis covering project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. The authors can link different types of ULS to relevant scales, highlighting positives and negatives depending on the size of the territory being served. This can help stakeholders decide which types of ULS are needed in their specific area.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0546
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 4 2018 11:46AM