STUDY OF PROBLEMS OF FREIGHT LOADING AND UNLOADING IN THE CENTRE OF MADRID

ESTUDIO DEL PROBLEMA DE LA CARGA Y DESCARGA DE MERCANCIAS EN LA ZONA CENTRAL DE MADRID.

ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF TOWNS IS TO FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTING OF PEOPLE AS WELL AS FREIGHT. THE CONGESTION PRODUCED BY TRAFFIC IN THE CENTRE OF TOWNS, AND PARTICULARLY IN MADRID, NECESSITATES MEASURES TO BE TAKEN, WHICH CONSTITUTE A RESTRICTION FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME. THE OBJECT OF THIS STUDY IS TO FIND AN EQUILIBRIUM POINT BETWEEN ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES INHERENT IN LOADING AND UNLOADING OPERATIONS, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE MOST PROFITABLE SITUATION FOR THE COMMUNITY. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE CLEARLY DISTINGUISHED PARTS: (1) ANALYSIS OF THE PRESENT SITUATION IN MADRID; (2) THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN TACKLED IN OTHER TOWNS; (3) RECOMMENDATIONS. THE CHOSEN ZONE COVERS 260 HA WHICH, SEVERAL YEARS AGO, CONSTITUTED THE UNDISPUTABLE CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL, AND IS CHARACTERISED BY A NETWORK OF MAIN STREETS AND NARROW SECONDARY ROADS. FOR THIS REASON THE TRAFFIC, AS WELL AS PARKING, IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON SPECIALISED VEHICLES FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING FREIGHT. DURING COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF THE DATA, THE AUTHOR CONCENTRATED EXCLUSIVELY ON THOSE WHICH HAD A MORE OR LESS DIRECT RELATION WITH THE TRAFFIC. HE HAS DRAWN IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING THE METHOD OF UNLOADING, DEGREE OF OBEDIENCE AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PEAK HOUR FLOW AND PEAK TIMES, ETC.

  • Corporate Authors:

    AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID

    PLAZA DE LA VILLA
    MADRID,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • DE LAS HERAS, J A
    • DE LA RICA, S
  • Publication Date: 1971

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 204P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01298430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 6:45AM