Analysis of Need for Goods Movement Forecasts

by Davit Fresko, Read, Voorhees & Assoc., Ltd., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada,
Gordon Shunk, Alan M. Voorhees & Assoc., Inc., Arlington, TX,
Franklin Spielberg, Transp. Systems Group Leader; Alan M. Voorhees & Assoc., Inc., Westgate Res. Park, McLean, VA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Herein several important aspects of goods movement planning for urban areas are presented. Initially, the significance of the problem, both for today and the future, is dealt with in some detail to establish the pertinence of consideration. The various major types of goods movement are reviewed. Their impact on urban life is considered, and their characteristics are proposed. Criteria for good movement systems and their improvement are analyzed. The state of the art and previous work in the analysis of and planning for goods movement are reviewed. The technical approach and procedures for analysis and forecasting are considered and related to urban person travel methods currently used. The appropriateness of person travel procedures is considered. This consideration expresses the different classes of goods movement which must be treated separately in the analytical process. It deals with the data necessary to undertake these analyses and means to obtain such data and to prepare forecasting models from these data.

Subject Headings: Freight transportation | Forecasting | Urban areas | Lifeline systems

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