2017 Volume 73 Issue 5 Pages I_269-I_280
This study presents the evaluation method of the road network as a function of fresh food supply. Food OD table and Highway choice model of Hokkaido logistics are applied into the shortest path method in order to indicate the food transport routes quantitatively. The food OD table is developed based on IO table and statistical data in the previous research. And the highway choice model, which includes the regional characteristics of Hokkaido, food characteristics and transport distance, is developed based on the logistics census data.
Further analyses on the distribution stage of the processing from the farm (FtoP), the economic effects of the disrupted roads, and the forward linkage effect of the supply chain are also analyzed for each road link. The results show the important of road sections and zones from the point of view of economic activity in the development of tough road network.