Part B. Issues and Challenges of City Logistics

An overview of the main practical aspects of the implementation of city logistics strategies, particularly what the main challenges are and which stakeholders are involved. Congestion is among the main concerns, but there are other externalities such as noise and pollution that are more acutely felt in dense urban areas. Further, city logistics is favoring the setting of specialized facilities.

Editors: Tom O’Brien, Alison Conway, Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Section 4. Stakeholders of urban logistics

Lead: Tom O’Brien

The providers of urban transportation services, freight demand generators, the workforce and the regulators.

Section 5. Congestion and externalities

Lead: Alison Conway

The major challenges and externalities in urban freight distribution with a focus on the different forms of congestion and issues of physical space, roadway design, and parking regulation, as well as air pollution and GGHG emissions.

Section 6. Urban logistics facilities

Lead: Jean-Paul Rodrigue

The physical organization of urban freight distribution. How distributors and retailers are using and locating facilities that support their operations, such as urban distribution centers, parking spaces, delivery facilities, lockers, and micro-distribution.