Quotation Herold, David Martin. 2019. Don’t blame parcel delivery vans for clogging up city traffic, look to the tradies. The Conversation, 25.09.19




A rise in online shopping is often blamed for an increase in the number of parcel delivery vehicles clogging up our busy city roads. But a study we at Vienna University carried out for a European postal service found parcel delivery vehicles made up only a fraction (0.8%) of a city’s traffic flow. Tradespeople and other services were more than seven times more likely to be making up the business traffic. Yet the claim that parcel delivery plays a significant part in urban road traffic is used regularly in reports. Hopefully our study can help to change the attitude.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Magazine/newspaper article
Language English
Title Don’t blame parcel delivery vans for clogging up city traffic, look to the tradies
Title of journal The Conversation
Year 2019
Date Sept. 25, 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/dont-blame-parcel-delivery-vans-for-clogging-up-city-traffic-look-to-the-tradies-123776


City Logistics in Vienna: The impact of courier-, express- and parcel (CEP) service providers on urban road traffic
Herold, David Martin (Details)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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