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Air quality

Consolidation centres: urban myth?

April 24, 2008 Chris Tindall

Since the turn of the century, the increasing use of the phrase ‘urban consolidation centre’ (UCC) among local authorities has also reflected a significant growth in plans to build these logistics facilities.

But despite the theoretical benefits that these ambitious initiatives are capable of, there is still a startling lack of evidence to prove their efficacy one way or another…. […]

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Congestion

Silent night trial a hit with Sainsbury’s

February 14, 2008 Ashleigh Wight

The supermarket’s night-time deliveries get thumbs-up from council Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s claims its recent trial of night-time deliveries has proved successful and could be replicated elsewhere in the UK. The three-month pilot took place late last year in Wandsworth, and involved rescheduling two early morning deliveries to the south-west London store to 1.30am and 3.30am respectively, using a vehicle with a variety of noise-reducing measures. The licence to carry out night deliveries has been extended and the firm is now […]