Freight transport is essential to modern urban civilization. No urban area could exist without a reliable freight transport system. Although the private sector is responsible for much of this system, the public sector has a vital role to play in the provision of infrastructure and the establishment of a social and legal framework within which transport can occur. For these reasons, goods movement deserves and is increasingly receiving, explicit consideration in urban transport policy and planning. Many cities around the world have conducted studies aimed at resolving urban goods movement problems and a considerable, if disparate, body of research results are available. This book brings together much of this knowledge and experience in a comprehensive source of information on urban freight, particularly from a public policy or planning viewpoint. It provides both a conceptual basis for urban goods movement analysis and detailed, practical guidelines which may be used directly by those responsible for urban freight policy and planning. The author has worked for over twenty years in this field and he draws upon his experience in Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada and The Philippines to produce a book which is international in scope and perspective. The book is written for practising professionals, such as engineers, economists and planners, working in local government, urban transport planning agencies, highway authorities, consultancies, or research institutes; it is also relevant to graduate courses in transport planning, traffic engineering or urban policy. It is of interest to all who have a concern for contemporary issues in urban development.
’…Perhaps his greatest contribution…a pioneering work…provides exhaustive information on freight related issues, planning techniques and strategies…numerous examples of actual practice…full of practical suggestions…an international book…should be available in every library in the world.’ Professor Arun Chatterjee, University of Tennessee, USA ’This book belongs in every professional and institution library…should be essential reading for students of transportation planning, practising professionals, politicians and bureaucrats…a timely and refreshing book that represents a landmark in the continuing development of the transportation and traffic engineering professions.’ Road and Transport Research ’…deserves to be widely read by government road regulators and builders, not to mention a few transport ministers and their advisors.’ Melbourne Herald-Sun ’…a timely and a welcome addition to the transportation or planning bookshelf and was long overdue…extremely informative and interesting. I commend the author and can thoroughly recommend this book.’ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design ’Urban Goods Movement seems destined to become one of the information pillars of transport policy, and will educate students, technocrats and practitioners alike for several years to come.’ Policy ’In my opinion, this is the best book so far published on urban freight. It is well structured, widely referenced and very readable. The book is certain to become one of the standard urban transport texts and will be of particular interest to geographers and planners.’ Journal of Transport Geography ’This informative and scholarly book has much to recommend it. Certainly it has widespread appeal, drawing its illustrations and examples from many different countries.’ The Chartered Institute of Transport Proceedings
Contents: Foreword by Professor Arun Chatterjee; Preface. Policy: Issues and objectives: Freight in urban areas; A profile of urban freight; The urban freight system; Freight policy and planning; Objectives of urban freight. Planning: Strategies for improvement: Traffic management; Location and zoning of land use; Infrastructure; Licensing and regulations; Pricing; Terminals and model interchange facilities; Operational strategies; Urban freight modelling. Implementation: From ideas to action: Implementation of urban freight planning and policy; Case Studies; References; Index.