Sustainable Urban Freight Systems and Freight Demand Management
Paper in proceeding, 2016

The paper defines the field of Freight Demand Management (FDM) and positions it in the broad range of public sector initiatives aimed at improving urban freight activity. To illustrate the magnitude of the impacts of FDM, the paper estimates the contributions to freight traffic by the various industry sectors in a sample of metropolitan areas, establishes the role of freight behavior research, and summarizes the performance of a number of FDM initiatives. The paper ends with a discussion of policy implications and conclusions.

freight demand management

off-hour deliveries

urban freight

freight consolidation


José Holguin-Veras

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ivan Sanchez-Diaz

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Michael Browne

University of Gothenburg

Transportation Research Procedia

23521457 (ISSN) 23521465 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 40-52

Gothenburg Urban Freight Platform

VREF, 2022-06-01 -- 2024-12-31.

VREF, 2014-02-01 -- 2019-12-31.

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Transport Systems and Logistics

Economics and Business



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