WIT Press

Urban Freight Transport: Learning From The Practices In Two Countries

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990291

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,066 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J.H.R. van Duin

Abstract

Holland and Japan, like other countries, are confronted with a growing need for freight transport. Although multimodal transportation modes will gain more market share in the future, the scenarios for the next decades still predict a continuous growth of truck transport. Therefore, reducing congestion problems and their negative environmental impacts seems to be an important goal for the local governments of both countries. Next to these reductions, improving the quality of the living environment is also a common goal for the governments in the field of City Logistics. Various policy measures are taken by the local authorities to satisfy some of these goals. With the 'Shared Trucking programme' the Japanese governmen

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