Dallas Urban Goods Movement Changes-The Decade After

by Carol H. Walters, Texas A&M Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Goods Transportation in Urban Areas


In the 1970's, the City of Dallas undertook an urban goods movement (UGM) planning project that resulted by the end of the decade in far reaching changes in the process, particularly in the downtown area. These changes included the first public underground truck terminal, a revised zoning ordinance governing provision of off-street loading spaces in new buildings, and new regulations governing curb use. Seven years have elapsed and it is possible to examine the impacts of these changes on downtown goods movement. This paper summarizes the Dallas UGM project and provides a follow-up study of its effectiveness.

Subject Headings: Urban and regional development | Freight transportation | Trucks | Project management | Business districts | Vehicle loads | Load factors | Laws and regulations | United States | Texas

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