The Effect of Transportation Investments on Urban Logistics: Istanbul Sample

Özgür Örnek, Murat Çemberci


This paper defines the term of urban logistics, describes its significance, scope, shareholders, the factors affecting it, as well as the relevant performance criteria. Herein you will also find detailed information about the COST 321, a European Action which is considered as important for the urban logistics sector. This study outlines the urban logistics sector in Turkey, including the current transportation networks of Istanbul, a metropolis which has so far been experiencing an unplanned urbanization. In addition, the article claims that due to its geographical position, industrial opportunities, ever-growing population, connections, and infrastructure, urban transportation has become more of an issue for the city.  This study also analyzes endeavors of the last decade that aim to solve these above-mentioned problems, and their impacts. These impacts were analyzed based on the findings about COST 321, and possible logistics solutions were suggested within the study.


Urban Logistics, Transportation Investments, COST 321

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