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The multi-criteria road network design problem in an urban area

  • Giulio Cantarella


  • Antonino Vitetta


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    In this paper, urban network design is analysed through a heuristic multi-criteria technique based on genetic algorithms. Both network layout and link capacity (link layout and traffic lights) are optimised. Different optimisation criteria are included for users, non-users and public system managers. Demand is considered elastic with respect to mode choice; both morning and afternoon peak periods are taken into account. In addition, choice of parking location is simulated. The procedure is applied to a test and to a real transportation system. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Transportation.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 567-588

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:transp:v:33:y:2006:i:6:p:567-588
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