Final 50 Feet of the Urban Goods Delivery System: Pilot Test of an Innovative Improvement Strategy

The purpose of the research project is to pilot test a promising strategy to reduce the number of failed first delivery attempts in urban buildings. The test will take place in the Seattle Municipal Tower. It will serve as a case study for transportation and urban planning professionals seeking to reduce truck trips to urban buildings. SCTL Identified two promising strategies for the pilot test: (1) Locker system: smaller to medium sized deliveries can be placed into a locker which will be temporarily installed during the pilot test; and (2) Grouped-tenant-floor-drop-off-points for medium sized items if locker is too small or full (4-6 floor groups to be set up by SDOT and City Light). People will come and pick up the goods at the designated drop off points. Flyers with information of drop-off-points will be given to the carriers. SCTL will evaluate the ability of the standardized second step pilot test to reduce the number of failed first delivery attempts by: (1) Collecting original data to document the number of failed first delivery attempts before and after the pilot test; and (2) Comparing them to the pilot test goals.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $40000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747110

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

      University of Washington
      More Hall Room 112
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Seattle Department of Transportation

      700 5th Ave
      Seattle, WA  United States  98104
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
    • Project Managers:

      Goodchild, Anne

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Goodchild, Anne

    • Start Date: 20170816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01701509
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 4:47PM