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The deployment of urban logistics solutions from research, development and pilot results


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  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat)

  • Bruno Faivre D'Arcier

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat)

  • Josep-Maria Salanova Grau

    (Hellenic Institute or Transport - Center of Research and Technologie Hellas)

  • Tiphaine Hervé

    (Interface Transport - Interface Transport)

  • Fernando Zubillaga

    (Mobility and Logistics Cluster Euskadi - Cluster Movilidad y logística Euskadi)

  • Zeljko Jeftic

    (Ertico - Ertico ITS)

  • Jean-Baptiste Thebaud

    (Interface Transport - Interface Transport)

  • Georgia Aifandopoulou

    (Hellenic Institute or Transport - Center of Research and Technologie Hellas)

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    The deployment of urban logistics solutions is one of the main pending questions in the field of urban goods transport research and practice. Indeed, although several solutions and projects have been tested in the last years, only few of them reach an operational phase and remain viable in time. Through the example of a recently finished demonstration project, this paper presents the main issues related to the deployment of urban logistics solutions form research and development results. More precisely, this paper aims to focus on how the conclusions of pilot actions can be used to forecast the possibilities of deployment for an urban logistics service. First, we present the main stages in deploying a technological or organizational solution, based on the FREILOT project's deployment research and analysis. Then, one of the analysed technologies in the project is presented: the delivery space booking service. After presenting the main business model elements, an example of cost-benefit analysis is proposed, defining the method and the main hypotheses, as well as the main conclusions from the analysis. Then, the main barriers to the deployment of delivery space boking devices are presented. Finally, the paper shows a set of guidelines for public authorities and transport practitioners to deploy urban logistics solutions.

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    Paper provided by HAL in its series Working Papers with number halshs-00784075.

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    Date of creation: 03 Feb 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00784075

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    Keywords: urban logistics services; deployment; cost-benefit analysis; barriers; business model;

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