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Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries: Results of a study in central London

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Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries : Results of a study in central London . / Allen, J.; Piecyk, M.; Piotrowska, M.; Cherrett, T.; McLeod, F.; Oakey, A.; Bates, O.; Friday, A.; Cheliotis, K.; Wise, S.; Bektas, T.

In: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 08.03.2021, p. 65-85.

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Allen, J, Piecyk, M, Piotrowska, M, Cherrett, T, McLeod, F, Oakey, A, Bates, O, Friday, A, Cheliotis, K, Wise, S & Bektas, T 2021, 'Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries: Results of a study in central London ', World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 65-85. https://doi.org/10.1504/WRITR.2021.113491

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Allen, J., Piecyk, M., Piotrowska, M., Cherrett, T., McLeod, F., Oakey, A., Bates, O., Friday, A., Cheliotis, K., Wise, S., & Bektas, T. (2021). Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries: Results of a study in central London . World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 10(1), 65-85. https://doi.org/10.1504/WRITR.2021.113491

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Allen J, Piecyk M, Piotrowska M, Cherrett T, McLeod F, Oakey A et al. Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries: Results of a study in central London . World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. 2021 Mar 8;10(1):65-85. https://doi.org/10.1504/WRITR.2021.113491

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Allen, J. ; Piecyk, M. ; Piotrowska, M. ; Cherrett, T. ; McLeod, F. ; Oakey, A. ; Bates, O. ; Friday, A. ; Cheliotis, K. ; Wise, S. ; Bektas, T. / Combining on-foot porters with vans for last-mile parcel deliveries : Results of a study in central London . In: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. 2021 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 65-85.

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