TRANSFORMING TRANSPORT CITIES VALLADOLID
PILOT : INTEGRATED URBAN MOBILITY AND FREIGHT IN VALLADOLID
BIG DATA VALUE IN MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS
CONTACT NAME MARTA GALENDE
PILOT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Valladolid pilot is situated in Valladolid, a city in the north-central of Spain where freight delivery within the city has a great impact on traffic flow. To manage freight delivery daily operations, the local administration has a specific regulation that limits load and unload operations (e.g. last mile freight delivery) to specific zones in specific time slots. Based on this regulation, the pilot has been designed following advices and specifications from two points of view: the City Council (as mobility manager) and the freight delivery companies (as user).
In regard to the City Council their main interest is to ensure the sustainability of urban logistics mobility, so the development of traffic simulation models and the analysis of different scenarios which include freight delivery transport is priority for them. On the other hand, in order to efficiently perform their daily activity, logistic companies are interested in optimizing last mile delivery routes, i.e. reach destinations in time and avoid dedicated freight places congestion.
In order to achieve the previous objectives different Data Analytics algorithms to extract knowledge from data have been applied using, not only information related with the traffic, but also as much as possible information related to load and unload activities, as well as expert knowledge. Specifically, ad-hoc frameworks to discover patterns in the routes and in the traffic have been defined, and all extracted knowledge included in the traffic simulation models.
Besides this, in a macroscopic approach, a data quality assessment have been defined to evaluate how emerging data sources for transport demand are suited as input data to transportation models.
As main results, some traffic micro-simulation models (focus on the city centre) has been developed (see figure below) and some scenarios were simulated. Moreover, a dashboard to show valuable insights from Data Analytics tasks has been implemented and it is available online at tt-valladolidpilot.cartif.com. Additionally, an urban delivery planning tool is also available for logistic companies operating in Valladolid city.
OBJETIVE OF THE PILOT
Valladolid integrated urban mobility and freight pilot has been designed following advices and specifications from two points of view: the City Council (as mobility manager) and the freight delivery companies (as user). Based on their main requirements following objectives have been defined:
- Objective 1: Generate traffic simulation models for particular areas in the city where freight transport has more impact.
- Objective 2: Analyse the impact of different local traffic regulation policies (e.g. regarding loading/unloading zones) to support traffic managers and planners in their decision making process.
- Objective 3: Create an urban delivery planning tool to minimize time and distance travelled by freight vehicles inside city centre boundaries.
- Result 1: Traffic micro-simulation models for the areas of interest in the city centre.
- Result 2: Big data analytics approach for macroscopic traffic modelling.
- Result 3: Better knowledge about the behaviour of logistic vehicles in the city centre.
Result 4: Delivery routes optimized according to expected availability/capability of load and unload zones.
KPIS AND METRICS
The main KPIs of the pilot are:
- Reduction of time used by freight vehicles in the city centre for driving and parking (minutes /trip), which is related to traffic alleviation.
- Reduction of parking time in delivery area (minutes /delivery), which is related to delivery optimization.
- Reduction of NOx emissions (g NOx/delivery), which is related distance travelled.