Modelling the urban freight flows for impact assessment of the urban consolidation centres by using the origin-destination matrices

The urban consolidation centre (UCC) is the most popular city logistics (CL) initiative for both, researchers and practitioners. Urban freight transport (UFT) models are often used to assess the impact of the UCC on urban freight flows. A number of UFT models are based on the origin-destination (O-D) matrices for freight distribution. However, the static nature of O-D matrices imposes the limitations to the O-D based models regarding the CL initiatives impact assessment. The authors propose a new way of aggregated urban freight flows modelling, whereby the O-D matrices are transformed depending on the number, location and the share of freight flows attracted by the introduced UCCs. To exemplify the idea, the model is applied in the case of Novi Sad, whereby three different UCC locations and seven distribution patterns were compared. The results might be of interest for the researchers interested in the CL initiatives impact assessment and practitioners involved in the UFT decision-making process.


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  • Accession Number: 01765066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 4:02PM