The GM F&L strategy sets out how the Greater Manchester Freight network will the economic viability of the region whilst reducing its environmental impacts
The purpose of this strategy is to consider current GM freight distribution, delivery, servicing and logistics activities and set out the ambitions of the region, balancing the often conflicting needs of freight and passenger demand for our transport network and systems. The supporting intervention plan offers a way to achieve the objectives through a package of initiatives which carefully balances risk and reward for the region and the industries operating within it. The strategy considers the activities of all modes of freight transport and, in relation to road freight transport, it covers both Heavy Goods Vehicles and Light Goods Vehicles. The latter are often used not only for freight activity but also for carrying out servicing activities and as a means of personal transport. The strategy will focus on achievements up to 2025.

Resources needed

circa 50,000 for research and publication of the strategy. Individual interventions differ in cost and resource.

Evidence of success

not yet evaluated

Difficulties encountered

Funding for the initiatives is not always readily available. This impacts all aspects of the strategy particularly its interventions.
A further challenge is that some interventions may become outdated and other areas neglected all together.

Potential for learning or transfer

Within the GM F&L Strategy is a series of interventions which all have a positive impact on the urban environment. Freight and Logistics is often a neglected area of urban transport, yet its impacts can be vast. Many regions may not understand the impact that the fright sector has on their environments or how to mitigate these. This strategy sets out to other what can be achieved in this area.
Main institution
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Start Date
March 2015
End Date


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