Infrastructure solutions for increased efficiency and productivity of construction material transports in cities
|Coordinator||TFK-TransportForsK AB - TFK-TransportForsK AB - Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 440 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - April 2018|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme InfraSweden2030|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the study was to provide an overall picture of how the infrastructure and transport systems should be developed to increase the efficiency of transports of construction materials in cities throughout the transport chain. Furthermore, the study aims to increase understanding of and importance of including issues relating to the transport of construction materials in social planning.
Expected results and effects
By establishing shunting and transshipment sites close to areas with limitations of vehicle length and vehicle weights, transport of construction materials can be significantly more energy and time efficient compared with today´s transports. Case studies indicates a reduction in energy consumption between 40 % and 50 %. However, there is a competition for areas in the metropolitan areas. It is therefore important that these sites are included in infrastructure planning and that it is required that large buildings sites establish shunting and transshipment sites.
Planned approach and implementation
An investigation and analysis of the design and location of shunting and transshipment sites as well as nodes and paths for bulk cargo in cities and urban areas have been carried out. Case studies were conducted on the basis of real transport assignments. Analyzes have been made regarding the effects of new infrastructure solutions and transport systems for transport of construction materials in cities, both from an environmental, energy, congestion and cost perspective. A workshop was conducted with stakeholders and decision makers/politicians.