Evaluating new participative city logistics concepts: The case of cargo hitching

Ron van Duin, Bart Wiegmans, Lorant Tavasszy, Birgit Hendriks, Yunzhu He

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Five years ago the project Cargo Hitching started with the goal to use the unused capacity of public transport passenger vehicles for freight and parcel transport. Like many new city logistics initiatives it is a difficult challenge to setup a profitable private business model. A rural pilot project was developed in the East of the Netherlands, building on Dutch government funding (Dinalog), with several Dutch universities, the province of Gelderland, public transport service provider Connexxion and city logistics service provider Binnenstadservice. The paper describes how viability for the cargo hitching project was organized, providing important social and environmental benefits as well as a sustainable business model for the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-575
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventGreen Cities 2018 - Sczecin, Poland
Duration: 12 Mar 201814 Mar 2018


  • Business model
  • Integration
  • Parcel delivery
  • City logistics
  • Social value
  • Passenger transport


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