The recommended approach to the developing of techniques which will allow urban goods movements to be adequately included in the urban transportation planning process is two-pronged. First, research should begin by using all the available knowledge that has been developed in the analysis of the movements of people. The model system developed to represent and forecast passenger movements is a logical point of departure for an attempt to design a model system to represent the movements of goods. Second, since we start in a state of extreme ignorance, a detailed analysis of goods movements is called for. This detail will be preserved if a disaggregate approach is taken. The remainder of the book is devoted to a description of a study which takes this approach in a preliminary attempt to build a goods movement generation model. Chapter 2 presents background material on both the disaggregate approach and previous work on commercial trip generation. Chapter 3 describes the objectives of the study, the study area, and the data collection effort. Chapter 4 presents and describes the data in a case study type analysis of the firms observed and their goods movements. Chapters 5 and 6 describe the statistical analysis of the truck and shipment movements, respectively. Chapter 7 examines relationships between the truck and shipment models. Chapter 8 is a digression on the application of disaggregate techniques to intercity freight movements. Chapter 9 is a summary of the conclusions of the study and recommendations for further research. /Author/

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    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Authors:
    • Watson, P L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00301288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0669-92528-4
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2003 12:00AM