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Planning with stakeholders: Analysing alternative off-hour delivery solutions via an interactive multi-criteria approach

Gatta, Valerio et al.

Research in transportation economics. Volume 73: (2019, March); pp 53-62 -- Elsevier

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  • Title:
    Planning with stakeholders: Analysing alternative off-hour delivery solutions via an interactive multi-criteria approach
  • Author: Gatta, Valerio;
    Marcucci, Edoardo;
    Delle Site, Paolo;
    Le Pira, Michela;
    Carrocci, Céline Sacha
  • Found In: Research in transportation economics. Volume 73: (2019, March); pp 53-62
  • Journal Title: Research in transportation economics
  • Subjects: Transportation--Periodicals; R4--D7; Urban freight transport--City logistics--Off-peak deliveries--Behaviour change--In-depth interviews--Multicriteria decision-making--Stakeholder involvement; Dewey: 388.05
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Elsevier
  • Abstract: Abstract Many cities of different size and in different areas of the world have successfully tested the introduction of off-hour deliveries (OHD) on a voluntary basis, reporting positive effects, both on freight distribution efficiency and sustainability. However, those initiatives have not been implemented so far at a large scale. This paper investigates OHD potential in Rome, focusing on one of the most important barriers to its adoption, i.e. stakeholder acceptability. The study investigates stakeholders' preferences for different OHD configurations using both a qualitative approach, based on in-depth interviews, and a quantitative analysis, based on an interactive multi-actor multi-criteria analysis. Results show that stakeholders prefer a solution where OHD are jointly implemented together with one or more urban consolidation centres. This preliminary analysis paves the way for further technical/economic evaluations needed for OHD implementation in Rome. Stakeholders' involvement is of outmost importance to understand their heterogeneous preferences and increase their awareness of urban freight transport problems, with the overall aim to foster behaviour change.
  • Identifier: System Number: ETOCvdc_100082780764.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0739-8859; 10.1016/j.retrec.2018.12.004
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): 7773.785000
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100082780764.0x000001

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