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1stBESTUFS Round Table

"Urban Freight Data Harmonisation and Modelling"



Thematic focus:
Definitions, data sources and data collection methods about Urban Goods Movement

Within a group of about 20 experts the state of the art of urban freight data collection was presented for a choice of six European countries. The experiences of the different data collection methods were discussed but also different levels of data availability identified. Also the use of the data and statistics for different purposes and the question of harmonization of data collection were regarded within the vive discussions around the table.

Overall, the round table gave the opportunity to discuss in a very diversified expert group the current state of the art with regard to urban freight data sources and data collection methods. It got clear that even in case of the existence of dedicated guidelines for the data collection as given e.g. by the EC with regard to data collection on national goods transport on road, the actual execution within the different EC countries differs enormously. By sharing ideas and information and producing overviews of existing freight data collection in different countries, the BESTUFS project will prove very valuable in comparing and contrasting different approaches in data collection. It can also be concluded that depending on the actual use of the data and in future, not only standardised surveys will be done. The clear benefits from the broader exchange of knowledge on this topic on a European level are that the responsible administrations/bodies will have good and practical examples available in order to spend the limited budgets in a more efficient manner.

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Thursday, 22nd of September 2005
14:00 - 14:30Introduction of the roundtable
by Daniele Patier, LET, University of Lyon
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14:30 - 15:30State of the art of data collection in United Kingdom
by Michael Browne, University of Westminster
Discussion
Chairman: Gernot Liedtke, University of Karlsruhe
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15:30Coffee break
15:45 - 16:45State of the art of data collection in Italy
by Paolo Guglielminetti, Price Waterhouse & Coopers
Discussion
Chairman: Wanda Debauche, BRRC, Belgium
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16:45 - 17:45State of the art of data collection in Spain (and The Netherlands)
by Jesús Munuzuri Sanz, ETSII Sevilla
Discussion
Chairman: Julian Allen, University of Westminster
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20:00Dinner

 

Friday, 23rd of September 2005
09:30 - 10:30 State of the art of data collection in France
by Jean Louis Routhier, LET, University of Lyon
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10:30Coffee break
10:45 - 12:00State of the art of data collection in Germany
by Horst-Hermann Binnenbruck, PUTV
Discussion
Chairman : to be confirmed
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12:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Round table debate on papers
Chairman: M. Browne, University of Westminster
15:30Coffee break
15:45 - 17:00Conclusion of the roundtable and future