Urban freight transport has become an important issue in urban planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts and energy consumption. City logistics schemes are relatively new concepts that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of urban freight transport systems as well as reducing traffic congestion and impacts on the environment. However, new modelling, evaluation and planning techniques are required to conduct in-depth investigations before city logistics measures can be effectively deployed. This book, "Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities", is an outcome of the Third International Conference on City Logistics (City Logistics III held in Madeira in 2003) organised by the Institute for City Logistics. It includes recent developments in the modelling, evaluation and planning of city logistics schemes. Since city logistics measures have already been implemented in several cities, a review of the performance of these innovative schemes is presented. As well, an overview of the visions for city logistics and public private partnerships for city logistics is given.A summary of the OECD report, Delivering the Goods 21st Century Challenges for Urban Goods Transport, is included. Recent developments in e-Commerce and e-Logistics are covered. The cover shows the beautiful Madeira Island, Portugal where the Third International Conference on City Logistics was held.
"...an excellent compilation of various approaches and perspectives pertaining to city logistics, a good indication of an active and productive community." -Jean-Paul Rodrigue for JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY (2006)
Preface. Visions For City Logistics. Urban Freight Movements and Public Private Partnerships. Transport Demand, Transport and Traffic Flow - Key Elements of City Logistics. Assessment of the Relationship Between Vehicle Type Mix and the Benefit of Freight Projects. Estimation of an Origin-Destination Matrix for Urban Freight Transport. Application to the City of Seville. A New Interactive Approach on Route Planning with Tight Delivery Time Windows. Intelligent Vehicle Routing and Scheduling. Road Network Reliability Analysis Using Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Procedures. On the Estimation of the Maximum Efficiency of the Trucking Industry. Implications for City Logistics. Modelling Effects of e-commerce on Urban Freight Transport. Last-Mile, a Procedure to set-up an Optimized Delivery Scheme. Towards a Matching System for the Auction of Transport Orders. Systems Theory, Complexity and Supply Organizational Models to Enrich City Logistics: An Approach. Assessing Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Measures on Urban Freight. The Environmental Assessment of Urban Goods Movement. Route Choice and the Impact of 'Logistic Routes'. Empirical Analysis on Hazardous Material Transportation Using Road Traffic Census and Accident Data. Analysing the Potential Impacts of Sustainable Distribution Measures in UK Urban Areas. Future City Logistics in Japan from the Shippers' and carriers' View. City Logistics in Italy: a National Project. Developments in Urban Distribution in London. An Experimental Cooperative Parcel Pick-up System Using the Internet in the Central Business District in Tokyo. New Ideas for the City-Logistics Project in Kassel. A Study on the Setting-up of Lorry-Dedicated Routes in the Brussels Capital Region. New Concepts for City Logistics. Urban Rail and Intermodal Freight Strategies in the Zurich Area: A Case Study From Switzerland. On-Line Retailing in France Current and Future Effects on City Logistics. Dispelling the E-Commerce and Urban Transport Environmental Doomsday Forecasts: A Counter Intuitive Australian Case Study- The Postal Transport Network Restructure, 1995 to 2000. E-Commerce and End Delivery Issues. Web-based Transport Exchange Systems in Japan and its Implication to Traffic Volume. Summary of the OECD Report Delivering the Goods-21st Century Challenges to Urban Goods Transport OECD Programme of Research on Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages Working Group on Urban Freight Logistics. Sustainable City Logistic Solutions. The E+Transport Environmental Operator Classification System. Relationships Between Goods Distribution and Public Transport in Urban Areas.