Analysis of Data Needs and Having for the Integrated Urban Freight Transport Management System
One of the key factors necessary for controlling the increasing disorder in the area of urban freight transport and conditioning its sustainable growth is ensuring effective data flows between individual parties engaged, to a smaller or greater extent, in its functioning. Lack of knowledge regarding cargo streams and their direction, structure etc. makes it difficult to control and manage them so as to limit their negative impact on the city organism, particularly on the environment and inhabitants. Additionally, development of information society and continuous digitalisation of different areas of life make it necessary to get control over the data resources regarding urban freight transport, as it is becoming indispensable for its correct functioning. This paper is focused on determining the structures of data relevant for the functioning of sustainable urban freight transport, and establishing the sources of data acquisition.
KeywordsUrban freight transport Freight transport management Data flows Integrated systems
This paper was financed under the project “Analysis of information needs of heterogeneous environment in sustainable urban freight” by the Polish National Science Centre, decision number DEC-2012/05/B/HS4/03818.
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