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ARC Discovery Project

Modelling the Environmental Impacts of Commercial Vehicle Tours and Freight Management Policies in Urban Areas

Dr MA Figliozzi; Dr SP Greaves

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Project Summary

Commercial vehicle flows have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of millions of pedestrians and urban dwellers. Commercial vehicles' environmental costs per kilometre are about four times higher the corresponding environmental costs of a private car. However, the amount and level of these impacts are highly dependent on the population density and its proximity to freight flows. Existing methods to assess environmental impacts such as air quality or noise tend to focus on the production source of the pollutant not the impacts, without providing the necessary framework and methodology to evaluate freight management policies in urban areas.

2008 : $  62,568
2009 : $  66,774
2010 : $  71,112