Urban freight logistics systems: An overview of policy frameworks for South East Europe

Efstratios Papadimitirou, Ioannis Koliousis, Ermofili Toumpoulidou

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Abstract

Studies show that urban freight policies have not kept pace with the rapid growth of freight demand. Urban freight is of particular importance, as the high population density of cities generates high demand for goods in a specific space and timeframe for the products to be delivered. Although, most countries have generic freight strategies in place, only in certain cases these strategies address urban freight issues. This research identified that most regulations are mostly focused on general traffic issues and transport of dangerous and oversized goods. To draw that conclusion, the research examined urban freight measures that have been applied by countries in South East Europe as well as Central Europe. Based on the conclusions and recommendations mainly from European projects that have been implemented in large municipalities, the paper recommends a set of possible urban freight policies tools. It then examines recommendations concerning the creation of coherent urban freight policies in the countries of South East Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011
PublisherVilnius Gediminas Technical University Publishing House "Technika"
Pages974-979
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789955288312
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 19 May 201120 May 2011

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period19/05/1120/05/11

Keywords

  • Best practices
  • City logistics
  • Freight policy
  • South East Europe
  • Urban freight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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    Papadimitirou, E., Koliousis, I., & Toumpoulidou, E. (2011). Urban freight logistics systems: An overview of policy frameworks for South East Europe. In 8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011 (pp. 974-979). Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Publishing House "Technika".