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Investigating The Implementation Of Potential Strategies For Enhancing Urban Mobility And A City Logistics System On The Island Of Corfu

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC140021

Volume

191

Pages

12

Page Range

15 - 26

Published

2014

Size

758 kb

Author(s)

M. Morfoulaki, K. Kotoula, G. Mirovali, K. Chrysostomou, A. Stathacopoulos, A. Batsoulis

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify potential strategies for establishing more sustainable transport systems, in the island of Corfu, Greece. Thus, it investigates the implementation of “intermediate” and “flexible” transport and logistics schemes, operated by eco-friendly vehicles, allowing Corfu Island to achieve high standards of energy efficiency and environmental quality. With an ultimate scope to achieve remarkable modal shift from private transport to eco and energy efficient sustainable services and significant rationalization of freight delivery services, the suggested strategies aim to achieve: reduction of private traffic, improvement of passengers’ local mobility, rationalization and optimization of freight distribution on the island. Interviews with people working in the transport related field are utilized as the main research instrument and shed light on the needs and requirements of a reorganized transport system for both passengers and goods in the island. The investigation conducted, shows that the island needs a reduction of car use, improvement of public transport services and logistic services optimization. Therefore, three potential measures are proposed and further analyzed.

Keywords

city logistics, urban mobility, public transport services