Shifting urban freight deliveries to the off-peak hours: a review of theory and practice

Iván Sánchez-Díaz, Peter Georén, Märta Brolinson
2016 Transport reviews  
This paper presents a comprehensive review of the literature on offpeak hour deliveries (OPHD). The review identifies different approaches and policy levers used in the past, such as the laissezfaire approach, a road pricing approach, an incentives approach, and a regulatory approach. The paper also identifies different delivery reception schemes discussed in the literature. The authors complement the theory with a synthesis of pilot tests and the analysis of a set of interviews with
more » ... rs (from the public sector and other organisations) in charge of OPHD programmes. The results from this review show the potential benefits that these programmes could bring about, the challenges faced in the early stagesalong with potential solutionsand the significant progress that has been made in this domain in the last decade. According to the review, the results from the pilot tests tend to be positive, suggesting the importance of these programmes to reach more efficient and sustainable transportation systems. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/01441647.2016.1254691 fatcat:o2zlrelxxrhwxbwl6nst2lhp44