the report contains a number of analyses of data about goods vehicles and their activities in urban areas collected in recent surveys. national goods vehicle statistics are presented giving vehicle population by weight, body type and operator type. urban goods vehicle activities are presented in the form of a comparative assessment of three urban areas, swindon (population 125000), hull (population 350000) and london (population 7350000). this information, gathered between 1972 and 1976, covers both the movements of goods and goods vehicles, and distinction is drawn between the activities of vehicles of different sizes. where possible, comparison is made between urban activities and activities in the whole of great britain.(a)

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