Urban Mobility and City Logistics – Trends and Case Study

  • Rodrigo Rezende Amaral Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium
  • Ivana Šemanjski 1 University of Zagreb, Faculty of transport and traffic sciences, Zagreb, Croatia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2795-8094
  • Sidharta Gautama Ghent University, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing, Ghent, Belgium
  • El-Houssaine Aghezzaf Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium
Keywords: urban mobility, city logistics, urban freight, traffic management, network assignment models

Abstract

Improving urban mobility is crucial to the sustainable development of a city. Well-managed movement of individuals, goods, and services is essential to increase citizens’ welfare, not only by reducing travel times and congestion levels, but also by minimizing air pollution, noise, accidents, etc. To achieve the desired results, the objectives and scope of the optimization efforts have become broader in recent years. Instead of focusing only on the flows and on the network itself, research and projects have connected various areas of economy to traffic management, such as public health and logistic optimization. In this work we discuss the interconnections between urban mobility and city logistics, and present a case study showing how the mobility plan implemented in Ghent (Belgium) in April 2017 affected its logistic system.

Author Biographies

Rodrigo Rezende Amaral, Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium

PhD student

Ivana Šemanjski, 1 University of Zagreb, Faculty of transport and traffic sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

University of Zagreb, Faculty of transport and traffic sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Department of Intelligent transport systems

Asst. Prof.

Sidharta Gautama, Ghent University, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing, Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing, Ghent, Belgium

Head of the i-Know consortiaum

Prof. ir. 

El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent, Belgium

Head of the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design

Prof.dr.

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Published
2018-11-09
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Rezende Amaral R, Šemanjski I, Gautama S, Aghezzaf E-H. Urban Mobility and City Logistics – Trends and Case Study. Promet - Traffic & Transportation [Internet]. 9Nov.2018 [cited 20Nov.2018];30(5):613-22. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/2825
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