Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is looking to roll-out a network of urban consolidation centres as part of its plans to tackle air quality. It plans to create shared-user freight hubs, both outside the city boundaries and within central Manchester. These would be used to consolidate goods for last-mile deliveries by low, or ultra-low-emission vehicles, cycle courier or foot. A policy will be put in place to encourage use of consolidation centres for freight and waste collections. This will include […]
The government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA.
Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested.
Is a trans-Pennine tunnel really a viable option? How can capacity challenges across major freight routes such as the M62 corridor be tackled? What will make large plcs pick cities in northern England to base their warehousing and logistics operations? These topics and more will be debated at the Freight in the City Spring Summit: Driving Growth in the North on 3 March at Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex).