CENTER CITY GOODS MOVEMENT: AN ASPECT OF CONGESTION

CENTRAL CONGESTION IN METROPOLITAN AREAS HAS BEEN THE OBJECT OF ONLY A LITTLE SYSTEMATIZED RESEARCH. MOST OF THE RESEARCH EFFORTS SO FAR HAVE BEEN ORIENTED TOWARD MEASURING VEHICLE DELAY. CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO LIMIT THE TIME OF LOCATIONS OF GOODS TRANSFER, OR TO RESTRICT SPECIFIC CLASSIFICATIONS OF TRUCKS FROM ENTRY TO THE CITY CENTER, ARE USUALLY ATTEMPTS TO ALLEVIATE THE CONGESTION WITHOUT AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF GOODS MOVEMENT IN DOWNTOWN AREAS. THE COUNTING OF VEHICLES IS INSUFFICIENT TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT GOODS MOVE WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY, IN A CITY'S CENTRAL CORE. THIS PAPER SUMMARIZES RESEARCH UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE URBAN TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION BOARD OF PHILADELPHIA. IT IS AN EFFORT TO EXAMINE THE GENERATIVE ASPECTS OF URBAN TRAFFIC. THE ACTUAL GOODS MOVEMENT TO AND FROM CENTRAL ESTABLISHMENTS IS PRESENTED AND RELATED TO THE EFFICIENCY OF CENTRAL TRANSPORT OPERATIONS AND THE ECONOMICS OF GOODS CONSOLIDATION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00227832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:36AM