An Examination of Commercial Vehicle Access to Residential Buildings in New York City

The objective of this project is to evaluate the adequacy of existing zoning requirements and curb regulations to accommodate commercial deliveries to residential buildings in New York City. Through literature review, this study will explore factors influencing changing demands for goods delivery to urban residences. Through a review of regulations, existing zoning and parking/loading controls will be identified and summarized to characterize parking and loading supply available to commercial vehicles accessing new and historic developments in New York City (NYC). Datasets available from the New York City Departments of City Planning, Finance, and Transportation will be processed to enable spatial and temporal analysis of both available parking spaces dedicated for commercial use and of observed locations of commercial parking violations. Both existing parking regulations and parking violation behavior will be analyzed using spatial and statistical analysis software. Analyses will be conducted and compared across three major land use types - residential, commercial, and mixed development areas. This study will identify what, if any, unique challenges exist for commercial vehicle access to residential buildings, and what externalities may result from differences in parking behavior at these locations. Findings from this analysis will be evaluated in the context of a growing body of international city logistics solutions to identify potential urban policy, parking regulation, and supply chain approaches to better accommodate goods deliveries to residential buildings in New York.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $56934
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    City College of New York

    Civil Engineering, Steinman T-127
    140th Street and Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Conway, Alison

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01584072
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-32-27
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2015 10:59AM