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Delivery Service Plan to make urban freight greener: a soft measure?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom ZunderORCiD, Dr Paulus AditjandraORCiD, Bruce Carnaby



This paper aims to explore in depth the theoretical application of DSPs as a soft transport policy measure, using the case study of Newcastle University Campus to examine the effectiveness of DSPs. A Coherent Campus DSP is being developed adding to the existing (Newcastle) University (sustainable) Travel Plan, which has been successfully implemented. Initial analysis using procurement data indicated large volumes of freight traffic around the Campus were originated from a number of recognised buyers. It is however difficult to say that these numbers correspond to the freight traffic were generated on the University sites. A (freight) traffic count around University sites conducted, demonstrated freight volume of 20% of which 16% are LGV, a figure higher than that of typical cities. This presents an opportunity for freight traffic at the university to be reduced addressing both the environmental and social agendas. The pattern of freight traffic around the hotspots characterised with busier period between 9 and 12 in the morning with typically 2 vehicles (mostly LGVs) pass each site at one time. However, the freight volume over the 12 hours period (7am-7pm) is one freight vehicle passes each site in every 4 minutes.

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Author(s): Zunder TH, Aditjandra PT, Carnaby B

Editor(s): Wilding, R.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: Green Logistics (2) 1-8

Date deposited: 07/10/2014

Publisher: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)


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ISBN: 9781904564447