A location-based accessibility analysis to estimate the suitability of urban consolidation facilities

  • Gonzalez-Feliu J
  • Salanova Grau J
  • Beziat A
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Abstract

This paper proposes a location-based accessibility analysis framework to assess the suit-ability of urban consolidation platform location scenarios. First, an overview of urban consolidation is presented to identify the main types of platforms and the related sci-entific work. Then, the proposed framework is presented on the form of a three-step procedure. The first step is to generate goods transport demand using a delivery-to-commodity model. The second consists in estimating routes both for serving the consolidation platforms supplied by shippers and for delivering customers afterwards, using a VRP algorithm. The third step consists in performing an accessibility calcula-tion. Starting from the distances travelled obtained by the vehicle routing algorithm, travel times (including vehicle running and stopping times) are estimated, after which a location-based accessibility indicator based on transport cost is obtained. To illustrate the framework proposed, an example of application for the city of Lyon (France) is pre-sented. Therefore, three sets of scenarios are assessed and discussed. Finally, practical issues of the proposed method are presented.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 2E-CVRP
  • demand model
  • location-based accessibility
  • scenario assessment
  • urban consolidation

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