Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (mit Tagungsband-Eintrag):
V. Hartl-Benz, P. Matzenberger, B. Rüger:
"Transporting goods by foot - an approach for urban areas";
Vortrag: International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE),
- 25.11.2016; in: "Proceedings of the third international conference on traffic and transport engineering",
S. Zezelj (Hrg.);
There´s plenty of traffic in today´s urban and suburban areas. Although of course the car still has a high share of the modal split, much of this traffic is done by foot, bicycle and by means of public transport. Especially traffic by foot is one of the most important modes of transport in urban areas, often largely underestimated. What if we could use this already existing traffic, especially if it is done in an environmentally friendly way, to transport small goods? The exploratory project "GutZuFuß" ("Transportation by foot", founded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency) wants to find out if such a system is realizable, and if yes, under which conditions and requirements.
Caused by increasing online-shopping activity and the tight networking of the business world, the amount of transported small goods is growing in the private sector as well as in the area of B2B-operations. "Transportation by foot" works as an electronic interface between a registered person who is on her/his way and a client (private or company), who has to ship a good.
As a first step, due to the complexity of the problem and in order to minimize risks, extensive customer surveys were conducted. Learning more about the customer´s interests and needs should help to establish an attractive goods transportation service by using already existing mobility in urban and suburban areas, accepted by the customers and focused on their needs.
This article presents the results of the surveys and gives an outlook what they mean for the future of the project.
cargo transport, public goods transport, environmentally friendly, traffic reduction, traffic by foot, needs and requirements, customer surveys
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