Evaluating Urban Freight Transport Policies Within Complex Urban Environments

This essay describes Urban Freight Transport (UFT) and considers the impact of UFT on the economic health and development of cities. The authors used a decision-making framework to evaluate a large set of UFT policies, focusing on the advantages and limitations of each policy for both the freight companies and the general public (society). For each policy, the authors determine five factors: attributes definition, attributes weighting, policy-attribute assessment, policy ranking, and feasibility threshold satisfaction. The framework is supported by consultation with 26 subject experts, with regards to shop supply and restocking activities in complex urban environments. Policies cover aspects of urban freight transport including advanced management systems; time scheduling and restrictions, including night deliveries; the closing of urban city centers to private vehicles; parking issues; freight vehicle sharing; home delivery; loading and unloading zones; urban tolls; urban railway for freight; and use of underground or other alternative facilities. The authors conclude with a ranking of the 38 policies, with scores noted for benefits provided as well as inconveniences experienced due to each policy.

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  • Authors:
    • Sanz, Guillem
    • Pastor, Rafael
    • Benedito, Ernest
    • Domenech, Bruno
  • Publication Date: 2018-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01691121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2019 7:59PM