Budapest urban node, affected by the Orient East Med and Mediterranean TEN-T corridors, is an important logistics area where 20% of the country’s population resides. Owed to new regulations, air pollution at street level has become a critical area of focus. The proposed framework will quantify the different effects of the e-mobility and regulations to freight transportation scenarios. Multi-objective optimisation will clarify the benefits for all actors on the Budapest inner city (for logistics companies reduced distances, efficient use of time, cost effectiveness, high service levels; for BKK easier and more efficient mobility management and better policy planning as transport modelling is a vital tool for a mobility manager in strategic decision making and decision preparation; for the citizens lower air pollution, better mobility and a more liveable city).
LEAD Strategies to be explored
- City-3PL PPP
- Inner-city loading areas, off-peak hour deliveries
- Electic Vehicles
The LL will explore:
- Advantages of using UCCs for serving a certain area (package delivery, general UFT). Different locations for centres (along TEN-T corridor, suburbs, city centre),
- Use of Digital Twin with existing macroscopic transport model (model development, data collection, matrix development) for the improved assessment of UFT (freight transport, package delivery, consolidation centres),
- Impacts of consolidation centres on air quality,
- Assessment of inner-city UFT demand and practice, suggestion for policy refinement in certain cases (e.g. off-peak hour deliveries, development of loading area policy and regulation, establishment and usage, based on citizen and user demands and needs),
- Development and assessment of loading area policy and regulation, establishment and usage, based on citizen and user demands and needs,
- Optimal distance of UCCs from the endpoint of delivery,
- Impact of freight vehicles from UCCs on the environment/traffic, depending on vehicle size.