Different Modeling Approaches and Policy Making in Urban Freight Transport Planning: A New Descriptor

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Aksoy B., Gürsoy M.

18. Uluslararası Bilimsel Araştırmalar Kongresi, Ankara, Turkey, 16 - 17 December 2023, vol.1, no.1, pp.40-47

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-47
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract: Nowadays, the urban population is increasing day by day. People who want to reach better living conditions migrate from rural areas to urban areas. This trend is the most apparent reason for the increasing number of vehicles in urban areas. Along with globalization, trade has also developed, and this situation has brought roads full of freight vehicles. Although freight vehicles have a minimal share in the vehicle composition compared to passenger vehicles, they are very effective in traffic congestion due to their size and frequency of travel and bring many pollution-related problems, noise, and road safety. This situation increases the importance attributed to freight transport by decision-makers and makes it essential to understand different modeling approaches. In this study, different modeling approaches will be explained, and a new descriptor proposed in the context of policymaking will be evaluated. Keywords: Freight Transport, Traffic, Transportation Modeling, Policymaking.