Data collected in a study of the generation of curbside pickup-and-delivery trips in six U.S. cities are presented and analyzed. The generation rates and analysis presented were developed from field data collected in six cities of more than 250,000 population. The study includes data on some 11,000 curbside pickup-and-delivery operations collected at more than 500 generators in the downtown, fringe, and residential sections of the sampled cities. The generation equations presented show that no single independent variable can be consistently used to accurately forecast pickup-and-delivery trips to all land use types. Employment was found to be the most reliable variable for the typical retail or service generator, whereas floor area was found to be best for office buildings. For hotels and residential generators, number of dwelling units was found to be the most reliable variable and, for industrial land uses, a combination of employment and floor area was the best descriptor. Shipment characteristics for the various land uses and conclusions that relate these characteristics to the size of the city in which the generator is located, as well as to other generator attributes, are presented. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 67-71
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  • Accession Number: 00319388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM