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Home delivery and the impacts on urban freight transport: A review

Conference paper
Authors J Visser
T Nemoto
Michael Browne
Published in Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on City Logistics. Published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 125
Pages 15-27
Publication year 2014
Published at
Pages 15-27
Language en
Keywords Internet shopping, home delivery, city logistics, impacts, alternative vehicles
Subject categories Business Administration


This review paper discusses the latest developments in internet shopping, home delivery and the potential impacts on city logistics and alternative vehicle use. The review has illustrated the rapid changes during the past few years and the potentially important impacts on patterns of transport within urban areas. Some of the changes result in increased pressure for road traffic networks in sensitive areas (for example residential areas). At the same time the changes also provide opportunities for the use of vehicles powered by alternative fuels thereby supporting certain sustainability strategies. However, the changes are complex and patterns are not the same from one country to another thus the impacts on city logistics are also varied.

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