Forum for National Committees
Spotlight on young professionals
- Introductory article - Don Hogben
- Europe: key challenges and solution stratégies for urban freight transport - Wanda Debauche
- Public sector governance of urban freight management - Eiichi Taniguchi, Yoshikazu Imanishi, Rick Barber, Jonathan James, Wanda Debauche
- Road pricing for heavy vehicles: a key for financing road infrastructure? A successful example in Austria - Friedrich Schwarz-Herda
- Introducing co-modality - Rikard Engström
- Evolution in size and weight of commercial freight vehicles - Bernard Jacob
- Impacts from truck traffic on road infrastructure - Franziska Schmidt, Klaus-Peter Glaeser, Pierre Hornych, Jean-Michel Piau, Bernard Jacob
- Greenhouse gas abatement potential in the Australian transport sector - Caroline Evans, David Cosgrove, David Gargett, Paul Graham, Adam Ritzinger, Adapted by Paul Davies
Co-modality focuses on the need to develop the transport modes individually as well as in combination. Aiming at a more sustainable transport and logistics sector, the concept makes it clear that the roads to the future are many. All modes are needed to fulfill the complex logistic needs and all modes must be improved to offer higher value and to operate in a less environmentally harmful way. The modes are not perfect substitutes to each other.
This article aims to describe the concept from a theoretical standpoint and it is one of the topics in focus for the World Road Association Technical committee 2.3 during the current 2012-2015 cycle.