A Danish delegation has met with the UK groups behind the Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme, to discuss the introduction of night-time deliveries to Denmark.
The Danish cohort including bread company Lantmännen Schulstad and the Danish Transport Authority, and the Danish equivalent of the FTA, met with various UK groups to learn from the recently completed Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme.
The trials took place in England and were run by the FTA, Noise Abatement Society, Sainsbury’s and the Department for Transport, Transport and Travel Research which project managed the research.
The results of the scheme were shared with the Danish visitors to provide an insight into the practicalities, benefits and challenges of delivering goods out-of-hours.
Natalie Chapman, FTA’s head of policy for London, said: “There is a strong appetite among the Danes to introduce night-time delivery trials similar to those which we completed earlier this year. The demonstrable environmental, economic and road safety benefits of delivering goods out-of-hours are hard to ignore and we look forward to working with them more closely to help them develop a robust methodology that works for them.”
The results were shared by the Noise Abatement Society, Sainsbury’s and the Department for Transport, Transport and Travel Research which project managed the research.
Lisa Lavia, managing director of the Noise Abatement Society, said: “Interest in the QDDS trials is growing, with several countries seeking to adapt the scheme locally. We know that if best practice is shared and strict guidelines to protect the rights of residents are adhered to, then night-time deliveries are an efficient and pragmatic solution to a growing problem.”