State of the art and practice of urban freight management: Part I: Infrastructure, vehicle-related, and traffic operations

José Holguín-Veras, Johanna Amaya Leal, Iván Sánchez-Diaz, Michael Browne, Jeffrey Wojtowicz

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The first in a series of two, this paper conducts a review of the public-sector initiatives that could be used to improve freight activity in metropolitan areas; collects data about initiatives that have been implemented and their performance; and produces a ranking of suggested initiatives. The review of public-sector initiatives is based on a comprehensive analysis of their performance, which cataloged the initiatives into seven major groups, 15 subgroups, and 48 unique initiatives. The initiatives covered in this paper include: Infrastructure Management; Parking/Loading Areas Management; Vehicle-Related Strategies; and Traffic Management. The characterization of the state of the practice and the performance of the initiatives was based on a survey that collected data from 32 countries and 56 cities throughout the world. The third component of the work is a ranking of suggested initiatives based on the performance data collected by the survey. The paper ends with a discussion of chief findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-382
Number of pages23
JournalTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
StatePublished - Jul 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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