WIT Press


Urban Freight Movements: Quantity Attraction And Distribution Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030671

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

474.44 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo & A. Comi

Abstract

Today, freight transport has assumed a major role within the overall transport system and for the economy, as it represents a particularly important component in economic development. Thus in-depth research is required in order to define its peculiarities and thus to reduce the negative effects of transport to a minimum. In h s paper a general multi-step model to simulate urban fieight transport is recalled. The multi-step model uses a disaggregated approach and consists of these steps: attraction and distribution models, acquisition model (or large-scale distribution), models for the choice of service and vehicle type, path choice model. Using the model of quantity attraction and distribution models [I, 2, 31 we obtain the quantity of each consumer goods typology that re

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