This paper briefly reviews several current Canadian research projects and then reports in a little more detail on the one with which the authors are most familiar. An interim report is given on the Transportation Development Agency project. This is a long-range, multiphased program, undertaken by the Canadian government, that is aimed at improving the movement of urban goods in Canadian cities. The first two phases of this work were completed in 1972. Phase 1 was essentially a research project in which candidate improvements to the present urban goods movement system were proposed and computer simulation models were developed to test these improvements. As a by-product of this work, a new urban goods classification system was developed in preliminary form. Phase 2 was an extensive field data collection project carried out in the city of Calgary. A third phase is under way. In this phase, the candidate improvements will be tested by using the phase 1 models and the input data generated from phase 2.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 93-100
  • Monograph Title: URBAN GOODS MOVEMENT
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  • Accession Number: 00263350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902286X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2003 12:00AM