London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, UK

The Borough of Barking and Dagenham has about 165,000 inhabitants and is a focal point for significant growth and regeneration. The city faces significant heavy goods vehicles movements and parking problems resulting in congestion and delays.

The objective of this case study is to develop a Freight Travel Plan introducing more sustainable freight practices, behavioural changes in freight and related mitigation measures.

This best practice guide will increase knowledge of freight movement in the area in order to better coordinate and manage these movements. It will explore a number of schemes and practices as leverages such as incentives for low emissions vehicles, night deliveries, parking enforcements and cooperation schemes for services, re-timing of deliveries, consolidation at existing facilities etc.