Potential of Implementing Urban Freight Strategies in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector
Journal article, 2018
This paper studies freight demand patterns of establishments in the accommodation and food services sector, and the potential of implementing urban freight strategies in this sector to improve local and city traffic conditions. This research uses data from the City of Stockholm and assesses the potential implementation of two strategies (i.e., consolidation and off-peak hour deliveries) proposed in The Stockholm Freight Plan to foster safe, clean, and efficient freight deliveries. The results show that accommodation establishments have different freight generation patterns and opinions about the strategies proposed than other food services establishments. The results also show that the strategies proposed have good acceptance among 20% of the receivers surveyed, which would facilitate the implementation of the strategies and lead to significant benefits both at the local and city levels.