GOODS MOVEMENT PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE URBAN AREAS

Case studies of goods movement in six small and medium size urban areas have revealed a variety of possibilities for improvements that can be made in a short time and for relatively little cost. Short-range, low capital opportunities required small or little capital investment and are appropriate for the Transportation System Management (TSM) plan now required for all urban areas. Short-range implementations were identified for off-street loading and unloading in the CBD, fringe and outlying areas; en-route physical constraints;; and facility design. Appropriate long-range strategies can improve the efficiency of urban goods movement (UGM) and would be meaningful especially for smaller urban areas with potential for future growth. Two areas are noted as deserving careful long-range considerations: Examination of the economic base of an urban area to determine the inter-relationships between the various economic sectors; and, planning land use and location of business and industry in proper relation to each other and to freight distribution firms. Most techniques for facilitating UGM are within the capabilities of urban planners and transportation engineers. The private sector involved with freight distribution have sufficient knowledge to help planners begin an UGM planning process. Lastly, the case studies revealed that the private sector can be expected to be cooperative as well as a source of knowledge and information.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Chatterjee, A
    • CADOTTE, E R
    • Wegmann, F J
    • Robicheaux, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM