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Cargo cycles in commercial transport: potentials, constraints, and recommendations

Rudolph, Christian and Gruber, Johannes (2017) Cargo cycles in commercial transport: potentials, constraints, and recommendations. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 24, pp. 26-36. Elsevier. ISSN 2210-5395

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Abstract

Cargo cycles can play a significant role in supplying urban centers, helping to decrease harmful commercial transport externalities. Some companies have already carried out initial pilot schemes using cargo cycles in order to assess technologically and economically feasible use cases. However, a structural overview of the relevant market segments for commercial cargo cycle use and suitable recommendations is lacking. This paper provides results from an extensive empirical survey, based on desk research and 45 expert interviews with corporate fleet managers, urban planners, and representatives from municipalities and bicycle associations. Hidden potentials can be found not only in logistics industries, but also in businesses offering home deliveries and other services. Insight into drivers, constraints and companies' requirements allows recommendations to be derived for municipalities to stimulate cargo cycles' market penetration. These recommendations address regulative frameworks, strategic urban planning, infrastructure adjustments, testing programs, collaborations with the private sector, platforms for knowledge transfer, and the use of cargo cycles by public authorities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118628/
Document Type:Article
Title:Cargo cycles in commercial transport: potentials, constraints, and recommendations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rudolph, Christianchristian.rudolph (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gruber, Johannesjohannes.gruber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Research in Transportation Business & Management
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:24
Page Range:pp. 26-36
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Elsevier
ISSN:2210-5395
Status:Published
Keywords:cargo cycles, Lastenräder, decision making
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Rudolph, Christian
Deposited On:05 Feb 2018 11:09
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:29

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