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Pick-up and delivery services are essential for businesses in urban areas. However, due to the limited space in city centers, it is unfeasible to provide sufficient dedicated loading/unloading spots. As a result, this type of operations often interfere with traffic by occupying road space (e.g. illegal parking). In this study, a potential solution to avoid such disruptions is investigated: Dynamic Delivery Parking Spots (DDPS). With this concept, based on the time-varying traffic demand, the area allowed for delivery parking changes in order to maximize delivery opportunities while minimizing traffic disruptions. Using the hydrodynamic theory of traffic flow, we analyze the traffic discharging rate on an urban link with DDPS. In comparison to the situation without delivery parking, the results show that, although DDPS occupy some space on a driving lane, it is possible to keep the delay at a local level, i.e., without spreading to the network. In this paper, we provide a methodology for the design of DDPS, so that the delivery requests can be satisfied while their negative impacts on traffic are minimized. A simulation study is used to validate the model and to estimate delay compared to real situations with illegal parking, showing that DDPS can significantly reduce system’s delay. Show more
SubjectDynamic delivery parking spots; Parking; Traffic impacts; Urban streets; Simulation
Organisational unit08686 - Gruppe Strassenverkehrstechnik
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
02655 - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft D-ARCH
NotesConference lecture on May 17, 2017.
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