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Microscopic Simulation of Cruising for Parking of Trucks as a Measure to Manage Freight Loading Zone

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LICIT, ENTPE/IFSTTAR, Université de Lyon, F-69518 Lyon, France
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School of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(5), 1276; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051276
Received: 20 October 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2019 / Accepted: 21 February 2019 / Published: 28 February 2019
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Abstract

This paper investigated economic truck parking behavior to implement comprehensive Freight Loading Zone (FLZ) policies. We assumed that the delivery trucks can only park on FLZ. The proposed contribution is to quantify the cruising for parking time of trucks. We used a microscopic traffic simulation based on a Manhattan network and the real network of Lyon (France). This paper explored the relationship between the searching time, the parking probabilities and the region’s parking density. Based on research results, an application to last mile cost function is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: vacant Freight Loading Zone (FLZ) probability; trucks parking policies and design; spatial and temporal evaluation of FLZ; microscopic traffic simulation; region’s parking density vacant Freight Loading Zone (FLZ) probability; trucks parking policies and design; spatial and temporal evaluation of FLZ; microscopic traffic simulation; region’s parking density
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Lopez, C.; Zhao, C.-L.; Magniol, S.; Chiabaut, N.; Leclercq, L. Microscopic Simulation of Cruising for Parking of Trucks as a Measure to Manage Freight Loading Zone. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1276.

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