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Planning In Road Evacuation: Classification Of Exogenous Activities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT110541

Volume

116

Pages

13

Page Range

639 - 651

Published

2011

Size

3,323 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo & C. Rindone

Abstract

Transportation planning concerns ordinary and emergency conditions. Emergency planning aims to reduce risk and relative components (occurrence; vulnerability; exposure). In this paper we consider internal transportation planning for a system in emergency conditions, with specific focus on the exposure component. One of the main macro-activities to reduce exposure is evacuation. Starting from an analysis of existing studies and best practices for classifying activities during evacuation and considering some limits of such classification, this paper uses a general classification of planning activities, with their specification for evacuation planning. Each activity is analysed in relation to strategies for transportation planning and the time reference scale (strategic, tactical, operative). A classification of transport vehicles supporting evacuation is reported. Keywords: transportation planning, evacuation planning, classification of interventions. 1 Introduction Transportation planning is a set of processes that generates different products resulting from interactions among subjects involved in the processes. The planning process is represented by [1]: ● planning dimensions, by means of which the generic product-plan is defined that can be classified on: ● area dimension, according to the area affected by the plan, generally classified as national, regional and local;

Keywords

transportation planning, evacuation planning, classification of interventions