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FALCON Handbook: Understanding what influences modal choice
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6401-6536
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2667-114x
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt.
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt.
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2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Freight transport with all modes plays a crucial role for the functioning of economies while simultaneously being responsible for negative external effects such as congestion, noise and various forms of pollution. The transport system consists of the firms that provide logistics and transport services, their personnel, the different vehicles and energies used and the transport- and ITS-infrastructure.

The challenge is to achieve a sustainable transport system that can cope with increasing freight transport volumes. Total freight transport activity (in tonne-km) is projected to increase by about 58% (1.2% annually) between 2010 and 2050 (European Commission, 2016). Another challenge is to contribute to the goals of the European Union regarding energy efficiency, green-house gas emissions and air pollution/clean air1, as well as fulfilling the 30% improvement of end-to-end logistics performance by 2030 set out by the European Technology Platform Alice (ETP-Alice 2017)2.

A key input for striving towards such a system is policy-makers’ and transport authorities’ solid understanding of the freight transport sector in general, and the influences on the choice of transport solutions and modes in particular. In the light of this, the objective of this handbook is to provide a detailed review of the factors influencing modal choice, describe developments in the transport sector and the data and tools needed to analyse the impacts of trends and policy measures.

The handbook is aimed towards authorities responsible for transport and infrastructure in Europe. Focus is on national road administrations (NRAs), which are organized in different ways in different countries.

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2017. , p. 108
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Freight transport, Transport mode, Planning, Method, Selection, Manual (book), Transport authority, Policy
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 12 Road: Freight transport; J00 Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, J05 Railway: Freight transport; SAB, Prc Ships and shipping
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-13981ISBN: 979-10-93321-38-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-13981DiVA, id: diva2:1330049
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved

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