TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 14: Guidebook for Understanding Urban Goods Movement is designed to help facilitate decisions that accommodate and expedite urban goods movement while minimizing the environmental impact and community consequences of goods movement.
The guidebook and cases studies are designed to help decision makers better understand the potential impacts of their urban goods movement decisions on transportation infrastructure and operations; land use and site design; and laws, regulations, and ordinances applicable to urban areas.
The guidebook includes case studies that explore how urban supply chains connect to the urban economy, infrastructure, and land use patterns; their impacts on land use codes and regulations governing metropolitan goods movement of private-sector freight providers; and planning strategies for potentially improving mobility and access for goods movements in urban areas.
The print version of the NCFRP Report 14 includes a CD-ROM that includes a report and appendices on the process that developed the guidebook, and two PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes that transportation planners may use to help explain how local decision makers might enhance mobility and access for goods movement in their area.
The CD-ROM is also available for download as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
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Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction and Purpose||1-2|
|Why Read the Guidebook||3-3|
|How the Guidebook Is Organized||4-5|
|A Brief History of Urban Development and Freight in America||6-6|
|Urban Goods Movement in the Twenty-First Century||7-7|
|Who Is Moving Your Goods?||8-9|
|Why Freight Moves: Supporting the New Economy||10-13|
|Chapter 3 - Moving Urban Goods: It's All about Supply Chains||16-16|
|Case Illustration 1: Soft Drink Beverages||17-17|
|Case Illustration 2: Gasoline and Petroleum Fuels Supply Chain||18-19|
|Case Illustration 3: Apparel Retail Supply Chain||20-20|
|Case Illustration 4: Aggregate-Based Construction Materials Supply Chain||21-21|
|Supply Chain Comparisons||22-28|
|Chapter 4 - Using Freight Data for Planning||29-29|
|Neighborhood Freight Data||30-32|
|Freight Node Data||33-33|
|Freight Network Data||34-35|
|Freight Flow Data||36-37|
|Freight Data Protocols||38-40|
|Urban Infrastructure Design||44-44|
|Land Use and Zoning||45-46|
|Urban Truck Regulations||47-51|
|Receiving Support or Authorization to Integrate Freight Analysis into the Planning Process||52-52|
|Summarize the Issues, Problems, and Their Locations||54-55|
|Review and Evaluate Current Regulations||56-56|
|Identify Potential Solutions and Strategies to Improve Urban Goods Movements||57-61|
|Atlanta: Effectively Managing Truck Traffic in the Urban Environment||64-66|
|Baltimore: The Maritime Industrial Zone Overlay District (MIZOD)||67-68|
|Toronto: Harmonizing of Loading Area Regulation across a Mega-City||69-73|
|Washington, D.C.: Commercial Vehicle Regulation||74-75|
|Nashville: Vanderbilt Medical Center - Freight Consolidation||76-78|
|London: Reducing Freight Impacts via Out-of-Hours Deliveries||79-82|
|Bristol (United Kingdom): Reducing Freight Impacts through Consolidation Centers||83-85|
|New York City: Commercial Vehicle Regulation and Off-Peak Delivery||86-88|
|Buffalo: Brownfield Redevelopment for a Logistics Hub||89-92|
|Case Studies - Key Findings||93-94|
|Appendix A - Additional Supply Chain Case Illustrations||95-105|
|Appendix B - References and Resources||106-107|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||108-108|