WIT Press


Evaluation And Evolution Of The City Distribution Concept

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970301

Volume

33

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,343 kb

Author(s)

J.H.R. van Duin

Abstract

The historical centers of Dutch cities offer a convenient atmosphere for shopping and pleasure activities. The quality of the living environment is afflicted by the noise and air pollution of trucks. Spinning motors while (un)loading the truck cause emissions of several damaging environmental exhaust. In the early 90's the concept of city distribution centers became an issue of growing interest for Dutch municipalities. Centralized distribution, organized at a distribution center at the edge of a city, was thought to provide a firm basis for improvement of the quality of the inner city. Many positive effects were anticipated from the introduction of the city distribution center-concept: congestion reduction, gain of tim

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