Freight transport affects urban welfare primarily through congestion and emissions. An urban consolidation centre is regarded as a solution that can reduce those negative impacts of freight vehicles on the city. However, previous experience has demonstrated the challenge that these centres face in being self-sustaining. Given their positive effects on the city, authorities have supported these logistics schemes with different types of accompanying measures. In order to bring to practitioners an overview of these measures, the paper presents the results of a literature review where the different measures are classified according to their financial support, their regulatory support and their indirect regulatory support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-486
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2017

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