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Regional traffic impacts of logistics-related land use


  • Wagner, Tina


The outsourcing of logistics activities to logistics service providers leads to a demand for new logistics-related land development. At the moment (minimising) regional traffic generation is not a major decision criterion for site selection and development. For a sound traffic impact assessment, information on trip generation of logistics facilities like transfer depots, distribution centres and warehouses is necessary. Surveys conducted in the case study region Hamburg, Germany, provide such information. Applying the survey results, different logistics land use development scenarios are assessed in this paper. The results show that strategic location of logistics areas can reduce traffic and traffic impacts.

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  • Wagner, Tina, 2010. "Regional traffic impacts of logistics-related land use," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 224-229, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:17:y:2010:i:4:p:224-229

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    1. Markus Hesse, 2004. "Land For Logistics: Locational Dynamics, Real Estate Markets And Political Regulation Of Regional Distribution Complexes," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 95(2), pages 162-173, April.
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    1. van den Heuvel, Frank P. & de Langen, Peter W. & van Donselaar, Karel H. & Fransoo, Jan C., 2013. "Regional logistics land allocation policies: Stimulating spatial concentration of logistics firms," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 275-282.
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    3. Iván Sánchez-Díaz & José Holguín-Veras & Xiaokun Wang, 2016. "An exploratory analysis of spatial effects on freight trip attraction," Transportation, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 177-196, January.
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    6. Sophie Masson & Romain Petiot, 2013. "Logistique et territoire : multiplicité des interactions et forces de régulation," Géographie, économie, société, Lavoisier, vol. 15(4), pages 385-412.


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