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Urban logistics solutions and financing mechanisms: a scenario assessment analysis


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  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État [ENTPE] - Université Lumière - Lyon II)

  • Pierre Basck

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État [ENTPE] - Université Lumière - Lyon II)

  • Eleonora Morganti

    (IFSTTAR/AME/SPLOTT - Systèmes Productifs, Logistique, Organisation des Transports et Travail - IFSTTAR - PRES Université Paris-Est)

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    This paper presents the main issues related to the financing of urban logistics solutions, more precisely to the contribution of economic analysis on strategic decision support related for urban logistics financing, focusing on cost benefit analysis. First we present the main funding strategies in urban economics, mainly in the field of urban logistics. Second we address the contribution of cost benefit analysis by recalling the main methodology and adapting it to urban logistics. Third we apply the method to the example of deploying a delivery space booking network, and illustrate the application via a set of three examples containing different situations and scenarios, which are presented, assessed and discussed. From the different simulations, it is observed that the way the system is financed has strong impacts on both its individual cost (for potential users) and its attractiveness.

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    Paper provided by HAL in its series Post-Print with number halshs-00843282.

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    Date of creation: 05 Jul 2013
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    Publication status: Published, European Transport/Trasporti Europei, 2013, 54, 11, 1-16
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00843282

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    Keywords: Urban logistics services; refunding strategies; cost-benefit analysis; scenario assessment;

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