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On the characterization of Urban Freight Transport
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
The current life in urban centers has led to increasing and demanding freight requirements, and manufactures, retailers and other urban agents have thus tended towards more frequent and smaller deliveries, which result in a growing use of light freight vehicles (<3.5 ton). In this paper the authors characterize and analyse urban freight mobility. Based on a 2-city case, which gathers data from global positioning systems (GPS) and complementary interviews, the authors first propose a categorization of urban freight movement, after which the authors carry out a speed analysis. Finally, this multi-factor study allows us to link dangerous behavior (out-of-limit-speed) with movement characteristics. The authors confirm that routine movements lead to safer driving behavior, while the lack of patterns and of previous route planning promote higher and, even worse, out-of-limit speeds. The results of this research could make an important contribution for setting appropriate and more specific safety policies.
International
Si
Congress
Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting
960
Place
Washington, DC
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
23/01/2011
End Date
27/01/2011
From page
1
To page
16
TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD
Participants
  • Autor: Julio Comendador Arquero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Eugenia Lopez Lambas (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: María Francisca Yáñez (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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