Balancing Freight and Goods Delivery Needs in Designing Complete Streets

The objective of this research is to develop a guide to incorporate design and operational considerations for freight into Complete Streets strategies across land use topologies. In developing the research approach, considerations should include: (1) for the purpose of defining scope parameters, freight movement is related to surface transportation and includes trucks, cargo bikes, autonomous delivery robots, rail, and drones, as applicable; (2) local, state, and federal transportation needs and economic development funding mechanisms; (3) innovative solutions that prioritize the use of existing rights-of-way; (4) applicable local, state, and federal codes and regulations; (5) advanced technologies including autonomous delivery (e.g., autonomous trucks, drones, and personal delivery devices); and (6) equitable outcomes for varying types of communities, businesses, and freight operators.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-176

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Infrastructure
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Crichton-Sumners, Camille

  • Start Date: 20231218
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01898272
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-176
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2023 4:43PM