, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 567–588

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


DOI: 10.1007/s11116-006-7908-z

Cite this article as:
Cantarella, G.E. & Vitetta, A. Transportation (2006) 33: 567. doi:10.1007/s11116-006-7908-z


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.


Network DesignAssignmentMulti-objective analysis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Transport EngineeringUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Transport EngineeringUniversity of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly