Introducing elements of due diligence in sustainable urban freight transport planning
Paper i proceeding, 2016

This paper presents the findings from a Delphi study that has investigated the feasibility of local authorities adopting an updated transport planning process that incorporates the concept of due diligence. The Delphi panel consisted of twenty experts representing local authorities, academia and other relevant freight stakeholders from Sweden, the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, France and The Netherlands that were engaged via email survey. This resulted in the development of a refined theoretical framework that enables freight to be fully considered in local authority transport planning. (C) 2016 The Authors.


urban freight



transport planning

stakeholder involvement

due diligence


Maria Lindholm

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

E. E. F. Ballantyne

University of Sheffield

Transportation Research Procedia

23521457 (ISSN) 23521465 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 66-78


Transportteknik och logistik