Source: Dablanc, L. (2009) Freight Transport, A Key for the New Urban Economy. World Bank, Freight Transport for Development: a Policy Toolkit, July, 52p.
Number of Registered Freight Trucks and Vans by 1000 Inhabitants in Selected Cities, 2008
Trucks and vans are the most visible (and best monitored) modes of transport. Some interesting indicators have emerged such as the number of freight vehicles by 1000 urban residents. Although registration methods may differ from one country to another, it seems that this ratio decreases as city size increases. This supports the idea that very large cities are more efficient in terms of urban freight delivery.