Analytical Modeling Framework to Assess the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Residential Deliveries and Evaluate Sustainable City Logistics Strategies

In the last decade, e-commerce has grown substantially, increasing business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and consumer-to-consumer transactions. As a result, there has been a continuous growth in last mile operations, especially deliveries to residential areas, bringing along externalities such as congestion, air and noise pollution, and energy consumption. This project aims to develop an analytical framework to model last mile operations based on continuous approximation techniques. The model will help estimate the economic and environmental impacts of residential deliveries, from a growth perspective, and through comparative analyses between consumer decisions (e.g., trip complementarity and substitution, trip-induced demand). The model will estimate impacts for freight operators (shipper and carriers), and the community. Based on data from the National Household Travel Survey, and the American Time Use Survey, the researchers will conduct empirical analyses with the modeling framework. Moreover, to contend with the transportation issues, the team will evaluate a number of scenarios involving city logistics strategies such as the introduction of cargo consolidation facilities (CF), alternative delivery points, and the use of cargo bikes and zero emission vehicles for the last mile.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $86545
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 008

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jaller, Miguel

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689117
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 008
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2018 2:17PM