Demonstration of performance-based standards
Purpose and goal
The purpose is to demonstrate performance-based standards (PBS) and traffic regulations in real urban environment and to investigate which performance parameters regarding vehicle dimensions and weights should apply and how these should be designed. The study will also investigate the occurrence of noise and vibration as well as road wear from the vehicles. Together with PBS, it will be analyzed how shunting sites can contribute to reduced environmental impact. The goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of freight in urban areas by at least 30 %.
Expected results and effects
Performance-based standards and traffic regulations in cities and urban areas are expected to reduce heavy transport emissions by means of more efficient vehicle utilization and thereby reduced traffic work and reduced energy consumption. By using shunting sites where carriers can be set of before transport in areas with limited accessibility, environmental impacts are expected to be even greater. Performance-based standards and traffic regulations are also expected to contribute to environmental quality goals.
Planned approach and implementation
In the demonstration, different types of vehicle combinations will be tested on different road sections. Tests will take place on certain relevant transport routes and at different speeds as well as with and without the shunting of load carriers. In addition to the demonstration, interviews with various stakeholders are conducted. The purpose of the interviews is to bring in different actors´ views and perspectives on PBS. Data from the demonstration are analyzed from: a. productivity / efficiency b. Environment c. Security d. Congestion e. Impact on infrastructure