Simulating Logistic Innovation in a Growing Urban Environment

Abstract : A modelling framework to simulate Urban Goods Movements (UGMs) is presented. It is based on two models designed to estimate the road space consumption of Inter-Establishment Movements (IEMs) and End Consumer Movements (ECMs). Two kinds of evolution of the environment are considered: the long term evolution and the seasonal fluctuation of the economic activity. We then present how a scenario involving an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) can be modelled. First, we evaluate which movements are potentially transferable to the UCC. Then, we define a catchment area. Finally, we evaluate the efficiency of the UCC by referring to continuous approximation methods.
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Guillaume Battaïa, Mathieu Gardrat, Florence Toilier, Elsa Le Van, Bernard Gérardin, et al.. Simulating Logistic Innovation in a Growing Urban Environment. Transportation Research Procedia, Elsevier, 2016, Tenth International Conference on City Logistics 17-19 June 2015, Tenerife, Spain, 12, pp.489-499. ⟨10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.002⟩. ⟨halshs-01474231⟩

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