Type
Guidelines and Manuals
Author
Ulrich Schäffeler and Jost Wichser
Organization
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EU PORTAL Training Material (EU)
Published in
2003
Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
Europe (EU)
Country
International

Inner Urban Freight Transport and City Logistics

The conditions under which freight transport in urban areas must be transacted differ greatly from those in rural areas. One reason for the characteristic of freight transport in urban areas is the significant environmental sensitivity of densely settled areas. As a result of this, extensive research in this field has been undertaken in recent years. However, these new developments in the freight transport sphere have not come to the forefront, although they are essential for future development. Improvements are only possible when all participants are well versed in the new knowledge and begin to put it into practice.