This article raises questions about loading docks and explores some solutions. Planning a loading dock may have a continuing impact on the success of the development long after the project is constructed. The reason for the low priority given to the planning of such facilities may be because the people impacted by it have not focused on the issues or because the true cost of an inappropriate design has not been examined. Local municipal traffic and transportation professionals, planners, zoning administrators and voters, developers, engineers, architects and lawyers are all involved in the process. Costs are incurred if ordinances are accepted when they are inappropriate, and loading docks are overbuilt. Solutions are centered around better information, collecting data, calibrating for local conditions, and gaining an understanding of the implications of an incorrect answer. The article discusses the issues involved, the players and their roles, and the cost and revenue implications

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, M D
  • Publication Date: 1991-10

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  • Accession Number: 00616223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM