Research Publications

Seattle Center City Alley Infrastructure Inventory and Occupancy Study 2018

 

Final 50 Feet - Common Carrier Locker Pilot Test at Seattle Municipal Tower

 

Common Carrier Locker Systems - Phase I

The Final 50 Feet Urban Goods Delivery System

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Technical Report
Published:
2018
Authored by: Anne Goodchild, Barbara Ivanov, Haena Kim, Ed McCormack

This report provides compelling evidence of the effectiveness of a new urban goods delivery system strategy: Common Carrier Locker Systems that create parcel delivery density and provide secure delivery locations in public spaces.

Technical Report
Published:
2018
Authored by: Urban Freight Lab

The rapid expansion of e-commerce has flooded American cities wth delivery trucks, just as those cities are experiencing booming population growth. Retailers need a more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective way to deliver goods increasingly crowded urban environments. For their part, cities like Seattle want to minimize traffic congestion, both  sustain quality of life for residents and to ensure a smooth flw of goods and services. 

Technical Report
Published:
2018
Authored by:
The Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics (SCTL) Center conducted an alley inventory and truck load/unload occupancy study for the City of Seattle. Researchers collected data identifying the locations and infrastructure characteristics of alleys within Seattle’s One Center City planning area, which includes the downtown, uptown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and First Hill urban centers.
Technical Report
Published:
2018
Authored by: Urban Freight Lab

The rapid expansion of e-commerce has flooded American cities wth delivery trucks, just as those cities are experiencing booming population growth. Retailers need a more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective way to deliver goods increasingly crowded urban environments. For their part, cities like Seattle want to minimize traffic congestion, both  sustain quality of life for residents and to ensure a smooth flw of goods and services. 

Student Theses and Dissertations
Published:
2018
Authored by: Polina Butrina

E-commerce has empowered consumers to order goods online from anywhere in the world with just a couple of clicks. This new trend has led to significant growth in the number of package deliveries related to online shopping. Seattle’s freight infrastructure is challenged to accommodate this freight growth. Commercial vehicles can already be seen double parked or parked illegally on the city’s streets impacting traffic flow and inconveniencing other road users.

Paper
Published:
2018
Authored by: Anne Goodchild, Erica Wygonik, Nathan Mayes

This paper presents an analytical model to contrast the carbon emissions from a number of goods delivery methods. This includes individuals travelling to the store by car, and delivery trucks delivering to homes. While the impact of growing home delivery services has been studied with combinatorial approaches, those approaches do not allow for systematic conclusions regarding when the service provides net benefit.

Paper
Published:
2018
Authored by: Anna Bovbjerg Alligood, Polina Butrina, Ed McCormack, Manali Sheth, Anne Goodchild

There are more than 212,000 at-grade railroad crossings in the US. A number of them features paths running adjacent to the railroad tracks, and crossing a highway; serving urban areas, recreational activities, light rail station access and a variety of other purposes. Some of these crossings see a disproportionate number of violations and conflicts between rail, vehicles and pedestrians and bikes.

Paper
Published:
2018
Authored by: Haena Kim, Anne Goodchild, Linda Ng Boyle

Movement of goods within a central business district (CBD) can be very constraining with high levels of congestion and insufficient curb spaces. Pick-up and delivery activities encompass a significant portion of urban goods movement and inefficient operations can negatively impact the already highly congested areas and truck dwell times. Identifying and quantifying the delivery processes within the building is often difficult.

Presentation
Published:
2018
Authored by: Anne Goodchild, Ed McCormack, Jose Machado, Gabriela Giron

Urban transportation infrastructure includes facilities such as loading docks and curb space which are important for freight pick-up and delivery operations. Information about the location and nature of these facilities is typically not documented for public or private urban freight stakeholders and therefore cannot be used to support more effective private sector operations or public sector planning and engineering decisions.

Paper
Published:
2018
Authored by: Ed McCormack, Anne Goodchild, William Eisele, Mark Hallenbeck

This paper presents a framework to classify and mitigate roadway bottlenecks and that is designed to improve freight mobility. This is in recognition that roadway operations for trucks are under studied, truck-only bottlenecks are often not identified and freight-specific problem areas are therefore often overlooked. The framework uses four-steps. Step 1 identifies and locates the roadway sections where vehicle travel time is in excess of what would normally occur.

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