Urban Goods Movement Planning Methodology

by Arnim H. Meyburg, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Envir. Engrg., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY,
Walter J. Diewald, (A.M.ASCE), Proj. Mgr.; Battelle's Columbus Labs., Columbus, OH,
Garrison P. Smith, (A.M.ASCE), Transp. Planner; North-Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 4, Pg. 791-800

Document Type: Journal Paper


Until the recent past, the urban transportation planning process has not given full consideration to the question of urban goods movements. Local, regional, state, and federal agencies have, however, recently recognized the need for an urban goods movement planning methodology that can be an integral part of the urban transportation planning process and they have expressed support for its integration. A proposed methodology is presented that attempts to draw both short-run and long-run planning considerations into one planning framework. An examination of how the proposed methodology can be integrated into the traditional urban transportation planning process is presented. The implementation of the proposed methodology will enable the planner to make forecasts for future urban goods movements and more effectively plan for facilities to accommodate both goods and people movements.

Subject Headings: Urban development | Freight transportation | Freight terminals | Federal government | Integrals | Frames | Forecasting

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