Methods of Goods Delivery to the Historic Core of the City of Šibenik During the Tourist Season

Darijo Šego 1 , Martina Ljubić Hinić 1  and Ana-Mari Poljičak 1
  • 1 Polytechnic of Šibenik, Department of Traffic, , Šibenik, Croatia

Abstract

City logistics has the goal of optimizing the entire logistics system within the city area and thus positively impact the quality of life. Different measures and initiatives, aimed at the optimisation of city logistics and reduction of the negative effects of urban freight transport are access zones or goods (freight) receiving points in the city centre, restrictions of vehicle dimensions, time schedule of delivery, consolidation strategies, use of urban distribution or consolidation centres, use of electric cars, use of urban public transport and mobility management. In the last couple of years, the city of Šibenik has experienced a tourism boom, which includes the organisation of numerous festivals in the old town core, an increase in the number of visitors, an increase in the number of catering and shopping facilities, private accommodation units, hotels and hostels. The increased number of tourists and commercial establishments also broaches the question of delivery of food and non-food products into the old part of the city, especially during the tourist season.

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