INTEGRATED FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION CENTERS; INFLUENCE ON THE DECREASE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS IN URBAN AREAS

This paper analyzes the current environmental situation in cities, showing the importance of highway vehicle traffic in general, and trucks in particular. Analysis of the evolution of freight transportation by highway and the characteristics of the sector in Spain suggests, on the one hand, that the magnitude of the problems derived from freight transportation is growing and, on the other, that the fact that there is a great number of very small firms existing, and the location of these firms, concentrates a significant part of the problems in urban areas and makes the successful solution more difficult to reach. In order to lessen the adverse effects from heavy vehicle traffic in cities, Integrated Freight Centers (I.F.C.) appear to be a solution of undoubtable interest in medium- and large-sized cities. However, when analyzing the I.F.C.s from an environmental point of view, it is necessary to take into account the impact of these infrastructures and to weigh the environmental advantages and disadvantages. In doing so, the location factor is found to be fundamental.

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  • Authors:
    • Ferrandiz, JVC
  • Publication Date: 1994-5-23

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1995 12:00AM