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Does co-modality reduces the freight load in Sydney?

Deliveries that comes to the cities are usually using trucks and vans transportation but due the pandemic the cities has undergo some changes, this method of urban middle-and-last-mile delivery contributes to the growing issues in the city congestions. This method has grown for the last few years due through the growth of online shopping and also increases the same da service that puts more vehicles on the roads.

Transport for NSW and researchers from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney looked for other ways in moving the deliveries in and around the cities that could lessen the congestion on their street and to achieve this result they came up with the solution that uses Sydney’s public transport. The project is now completed and the report is available.

What is co-modality

As the demand for goods keeps on increasing the planners and logisticians are consistently looking for an initiatives for the safe, efficient and reliable movement of goods into cities and were only using the road for the deliveries. But this method can contribute to congestion, disamenity and environmental impact will be felt in the cities. With these problem in this method another method were introduce were public transport will be use as alternative channel for freight from and within the cities which is known as co-modality.

Project scope and methods

The research conducted a review of co-modality in use in Britain, Germany, Japan, India, USA, Canada, and France using rail, light rail, and buses, along with the lessons learnt in those various jurisdictions.

This project focuses on the possibility and potential of using co-modality in Sydney. Workshops were held were researches spoke to the public transport service operators and the logistics business stakeholders. Transport for NSW staff with expertise in infrastructure management, network operations management, network strategy, freight operations, human factors, security and safety, place making, and innovation participated in this workshop.

Feedback from this event, and these people resulted in the detailed analyses presented in the final report.

All of this is inside the 53-page report, including answers to these questions:

  • Can the public transport network accommodate freight movement?
  • Where is the greatest opportunity for co-modality?
  • How might freight be moved efficiently?
  • What is the market potential for co-modality?
  • Are there significant congestion and environmental benefits?

Article inspired from imoveaustralia.com

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