Bhuiyan, Mohammad Fozlul Haque (2011) Traffic Management in Urban Areas under Freight Regulatory Initiatives. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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The increasing awareness of non-sustainable impacts of urban freight movements on city traffic congestion, environment, and economy has boosted the amount of research in this area in recent years. Implementation of freight regulatory initiatives (policies) such as access-timing-sizing restrictions has become very important to deal with the nuisances associated with freight transport in cities. There is a lack of holistic understanding of the implications of freight transport policies on traffic management and no specific methodology aimed at analyzing, planning, and implementing urban freight regulatory policies exists in literature. In this thesis, we address the problem of evaluating and implementing freight regulatory initiatives for better traffic management in cities. The first part of the thesis presents an integrated approach based on microscopic traffic simulation and design of experiments for evaluating and selecting freight restriction policies for a specific city. In the second part, a conceptual implementation model is proposed for implementing the selected freight restriction policies by addressing the decentralized urban freight management problem and socioeconomic values of freight from cities point of view.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Authors:||Bhuiyan, Mohammad Fozlul Haque|
|Degree Name:||M.A. Sc.|
|Program:||Quality Systems Engineering|
|Date:||28 March 2011|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Awasthi, Anjali and Wang, Chun|
|Keywords:||Access restriction, Auctions, Box-Behnken design, City logistics, Design of Experiments, Impact assessment, Iterative bidding, Multilateral negotiation, Optimization, Timing restriction, Traffic Simulation, Transportation scheduling, Urban Freight Management, Vehicle sizing restriction.|
|Deposited By:||MOHAMMAD FOZLUL BHUIYAN|
|Deposited On:||09 Jun 2011 14:41|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2016 23:33|
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