WIT Press


Freight Villages And Comparable Initiatives: Relevance For Urban Transport

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030081

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

560.29 kb

Author(s)

J. Vleugel

Abstract

Freight villages and comparable initiatives: relevance for urban transport J. Vleugel DelJ University of Technology Policy Research Institute for Housing, Urban Planning and Transport (OTB) The Netherlands Abstract The European Commission has made intermodal transport a focal point in its recent policy documents, because it is regarded as more sustainable than roadonly transport. In urban transport intennodal transport hardly plays a role; network performance and logistic requirements of shippers, receivers and transport companies are not in line with each other. A key issue is insufficient access to intemodal facilities and networks. Improving access to intemodal facilities and networks actually involves integrating transport and land-use policy. This topic is especially relevant at the level of cities and regions, because that is were most consumers live and where road use is the highest. Integrating transport and land-use policy is difficult; policy-making is rather defragmented, dealing

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