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Infrastructure solutions for increased efficiency and productivity of construction material transports in cities

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Coordinator TFK-TransportForsK AB - TFK-TransportForsK AB - Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 440 000
Project duration December 2016 - April 2018
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation program InfraSweden

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.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04731

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