GOODS TRANSPORT IN ETAREA

ETAREA IS A PLANNED SATELLITE TOWN FOR PRAGUE, CZECOSLOVAKIA. ITS PROJECTED POPULATION OF 135,000 WILL LIVE IN 13 RESIDENTIAL AREAS, EACH OF WHICH WILL HAVE ITS OWN RETAIL CENTER IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN RETAIL CENTER. THE PLANS FOR ETAREA INCORPORATE A UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE RELATED PROBLEMS OF THE STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS WITHIN URBAN AREAS. ALL INCOMING GOODS WILL BE DELIVERED BY ROAD OR RAIL, AND POSSIBLY IN THE FUTURE BY WATER, TO A CENTRAL STORAGE COMPLEX. GOODS FOR THE RETAIL TRADE ARE DISTRIBUTED FROM THIS CENTRAL STORE BY AUTOMATED TRAINS PULLED BY BATTERY-POWERED TRUCKS, EACH TRAIN HAVING A CAPACITY OF 8.75 TONS. THE TRAINS, WHICH RUN IN A NETWORK OF UNDERGROUND TUNNELS, ARE GUIDED BY AN OPTICAL SENSING SYSTEM. THE UNDERGROUND NETWORK COMPRISES 3 MAIN ROUTES WITH BRANCHES SERVING THE INDIVIDUAL CENTERS. SECONDARY STORAGE FACILITIES ARE PLANNED FOR EACH OF THE 14 RETAIL CENTERS WHERE UNIT LOADS RECEIVED FROM THE MAIN STORAGE CENTERS ARE SUBDIVIDED FOR RETAIL SALE. ONE OF THE PROPOSED METHODS OF RETAIL DISTRIBUTION PROVIDES FOR THE FULLY AUTOMATED DELIVERY OF GOODS FROM THE RETAIL CENTERS DIRECT TO THE CONSUMER'S HOUSEHOLD. ALL PROPOSALS FOR GOODS STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION PLANNED FOR ETAREA ARE BASED ON EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES.

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  • Pagination: p. 151-76
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  • Accession Number: 00202267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM