EFFECT OF ON-STREET PICKUP AND DELIVERY ON LEVEL OF SERVICE OF ARTERIAL STREETS

The effect of on-street pickup and deliver (PUD) of freight on arterial streets in central areas is analyzed. The data used were collected throughout the country and included PUD demand, parking patterns, and the impact of lane blockages on traffic. The purpose of the analysis was to develop a method by which on-street PUD operations could be incorporated into level-of-service analysis as well as to provide a mechanism by which to evaluate alternative goods-movement strategies. The findings of the research indicate that lane blockages by PUD vehicles, even at very low demand levels, have a considerable impact on traffic speed and level of service. Tables and charts by which this impact can be determined are presented, and some preliminary strategies that could improve arterial street performance are proposed. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 73-77
  • Monograph Title: Traffic flow theory, characteristics and capacity
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031168
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM