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Modelling Urban Goods Transport: State of the Art and Orientations

Abstract : This chapter proposes an overview of the main urban goods transport movement approaches in more than 40 years of research in the field. A state of the art on urban goods transport modelling is proposed in the form of a chronology to examine the main four periods in urban goods transport modelling, the main approaches, and the main schools of thinking. After that, the main dominant approaches are defined and presented. The author observes that, although in literature there is the feeling that no unified approach is dominating the field, several dominant approaches can be found: the first concerns demand generation models, the second the way generation is linked to route definition and construction, the third to the units used, and the fourth to the use of origin-destination synthesis when few data are available and classical models are not able to be deployed. Finally, as a conclusion, the paper shows on the current state of the field, which has achieved various advances, shows the capacity to innovate in the near future.
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Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu. Modelling Urban Goods Transport: State of the Art and Orientations. Logistics and Transport Modeling in Urban Goods Movement, pp.1-28, 2019, ⟨10.4018/978-1-5225-8292-2.ch001⟩. ⟨emse-02067970⟩



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