MetroFreight

3.2d Contribution of Freight to Urban Traffic Congestion

Project Number

3.2d

Project Summary

Contribution of Freight to Urban Traffic Congestion

Project Status

Complete

Project Brief

Year

2014

Topic Area

Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems

P.I. Name & Address

PhD candidate
University Paris-Est, IFSTTAR/SPLOTT
14-20 boulevard Newton, Cite Descartes
77447 Marne la Vallee cedex 2
France
Adrien.beziat@ifsttar.fr
Director of Research, IFSTTAR, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks - University of Paris-East
IFSTTAR, AME
14-20 boulevard Newton, Cite Descartes
77447 Marne la Vallee cedex 2
France
Laetitia.dablanc@ifsttar.fr

Parking during operations of deliveries and pick-ups of goods is highly problematic, especially in dense urban centers. Lack of space and competition from other users of the road network result in a scarcity of available parking places, and therefore, loss of time for delivery drivers, who then tend to park illegally. To cope with the situation, one possibility for policymakers is to set aside areas specifically designated as parking spaces for delivery vehicles, such as the Paris Municipality’s delivery areas policy in France. The aim of this paper is, first, to measure the supply of parking areas for delivery vehicles in Paris. Second, we will estimate demand in terms of operations of deliveries and pick-ups of goods in the city of Paris, based on a generation model of freight flows, using data from the new Paris Urban Freight Survey, carried out from 2010 to 2012 by the Laboratory of Transport Economics in the region of Paris (Ile-de-France). Finally, we will compare supply and demand, taking into account spatial and temporal distribution and we will analyze the supply-demand balance, according to the characteristics of delivery vehicle parking, based on the results of the Paris Urban Freight Survey (UFS).