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The multicriteria road network design problem in an urban area
 Giulio Erberto Cantarella,
 Antonino Vitetta
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In this paper, urban network design is analysed through a heuristic multicriteria 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, nonusers 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.
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 Title
 The multicriteria road network design problem in an urban area
 Journal

Transportation
Volume 33, Issue 6 , pp 567588
 Cover Date
 20061101
 DOI
 10.1007/s111160067908z
 Print ISSN
 00494488
 Online ISSN
 15729435
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic PublishersPlenum Publishers
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 Topics
 Keywords

 Network Design
 Assignment
 Multiobjective analysis
 Industry Sectors
 Authors

 Giulio Erberto Cantarella ^{(1)}
 Antonino Vitetta ^{(2)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Faculty of Transport Engineering, University of Salerno, via Ponte Don Melillo, Fisciano, SA, Italy
 2. Faculty of Transport Engineering, University of Reggio Calabria, Feo di Vito, 89100, Reggio Calabria, Italy