This report summarizes the results of the third and final year of a study related to the facilitation of urban goods movement. The first year of study dealt with data acquisition, the second year developed and validated the methodology, and the third year sought to develop guidelines for the efficient allocation of curbside and off-street space for urban goods movement. Brief descriptions of the data sources and the developed methodologies and a detailed description of the guidelines with application examples for off-street loading requirements, primarily in downtown areas, are presented here. The basic premise in the space allocation guidelines is that goods movement is a part of a total transportation system. Space allocation for goods movement must recognize and accommodate other urban transportation needs. Consequently, the procedure in this space allocation model is to find the number of off-street berths that minimize total annualized cost in dollars for all impartial groups.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-9
  • Monograph Title: Freight movement and demand
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM