Don’t blame parcel delivery vans for clogging up city traffic, look to the tradies

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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.
ZeitschriftThe Conversation
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 25 Sept. 2019

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