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CIVITAS Case Study - Freight Consolidation in Bath

The negative impacts of current levels of traffic in the World Heritage Site of Bath are a key concern. These impacts include traffic congestion, poor air quality, excessive noise levels, visual intrusion and damage to the fabric of historic buildings. Whilst all forms of motorised vehicle can be seen to be contributing to these problems, heavy goods vehicles (HGV) have an impact disproportionate to the number of vehicle movements. During CIVITAS, a freight consolidation centre was established to serve Bath in order to reduce deliveries into the city, resulting in an average 76 percent reduction in deliveries to participating businesses

This case study was prepared by Bath as part of the CIVITAS RENAISSANCE project.