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BESTUFS National Seminar in Ireland


"Accommodating Urban Freight Deliveries"


6th May 2008


Dublin Institute of Technology
Bolton Street
Dublin 1


The workshop was opened by the Lord Mayor on 6th May and hosted by the DIT Department of Transport Engineering. It was organised by Hugh Finlay (national focal point) and by Roisin Byrne and attended by 32 participants including 8 speakers, representing government, municipalities and businesses. Developments reported included research into noise abatement for night deliveries, bio-fuels in fleet operation in Cork and freight planning in London. A vision of sustainable cities of the future was illustrated. Issues raised included more effective integration between spatial and transport planning, data for decision support systems, underpinning the investments in infrastructure with a dedicated research budget. This was the second BESTUFS workshop hosted in Dublin since 29th April 2003.

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Tuesday, 6th May 2008
10:00 - 10:30Registration and coffee
10:30 - 11:00Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Brian Norton (President, Dublin Institute of Technology)
His Worship the Lord Mayor of Dublin (Alderman Paddy Burke)
Chair - Dr. Mike Murphy (Director & Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology)
11:00 - 11:20BESTUFS - An Overview
Hugh Finlay (Dublin Institute of Technology)
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11:20 - 11:40HGV Strategy for Dublin
Dublin County Council
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11:40 - 12:00Smartfreight and Freight in Dublin
Michael Aherne (Dublin Transportation Office)
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12:00 - 12:20Towards the Development of Sustainable Transport Policy
Dr. Lisa Ryan (Comhar Sustainable Development Council)
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12:20 - 12:50Round Table Discussion
12:50 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 13:50Transport for London - Experience of the London Freight Plan
Ian Wainwright
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13:50 - 14:00Freight Policy in the Netherlands
Dutch Ministry for Environment
14:00 - 14:20'Low Noise Solutions' Programme
Roisin Byrne (Dublin Institute of Technology)
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14:20 - 14:40Biofuels in Fleet Use
Brian Cassidy (Cork City Council)
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14:40 - 15:00City of the Future & Implications for Transport
Henk van der Kamp (DIT School of Spatial Planning & Urban Focus)
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15:00 - 15:20Open Discussion
15:20 - 15:30Close of Seminar