Urban goods movement has not been subjected to a significant amount of investigation and research until very recently. In this paper, the main issues and problems associated with urban goods movement are reviewed and discussed from the viewpoint of urban transport planning. Nine types of issues which are relevant from this viewpoint are identified: (A) the characteristics of urban goods movement, (b) the interaction between goods and passenger traffic, (C) social and environmental effects, (D) the interaction between goods movement and urban development, (e) the technology of goods movement, (F) terminal and shipping facilities, (g) vehicle operating costs, (h) the operation and management of the transport industry, and (I) the regulation and control of the transport industry. Some preliminary results of an investigation of the characteristics of urban goods movement in Melbourne in 1964 are presented. The investigation is concerned with analysing truck characteristics, truck trip characteristics, and the characteristics of consignments of goods. /Author/TRRL/


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 186-205
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 909996 709
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM