TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR DOWNTOWN CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY OF FREIGHT

In downtown areas, freight is picked up and delivered primarily at curbside, either on main streets or on minor cross streets and in alleys. Where excessive demands for freight exist on main arteries, surface traffic problems can become severe. This paper presents operational strategies for that situation: curb-space management, signal-timing adjustments, signal-timing adjustments, signing of curb use and enforcement, restriping of arterial, temporal control of curb lane, relocation of bus stops, control of turns, and land-use control. The tools for evaluation were developed in previous research and are only summarized here. The paper concludes by ranking strategies for effectiveness based on the severity of the traffic problems caused by pickups and deliveries on the arterial. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 63-69
  • Monograph Title: Surface Freight: Rail, Truck, and Intermodal
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030730
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N763
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM