Effects of Facility Location on Urban Road Traffic

The aim of the paper is to determine the effects of locating a new commercial/logistic facility on urban traffic. The location decision together with the one of goods’ supply/distribution support the general framework of taking transport decisions: whether to realise the transport or not, and choosing the destination, mode, time and frequency of the transport to be realised. The necessity of locating and/or relocating different facilities must foresee the transport flows that they would generate and that would eventually become traffic flows on an already congested urban network. The paper also tries to establish a best practices example in the field of intersection design and traffic management for further developments of new logistic activities. Considering the actual O-D matrix with traffic flows measured on the field the authors determine a solution for creating access to a new commercial/logistic centre without creating congestion or important irregularities on a major route of the Bucharest road network. The proposed solutions take into consideration traffic parameters like: flow, speed, queue length, delay, density and stop time.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 196-202
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01600711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2016 1:39PM