Safety of the Urban Freight System: Key Performance Indicators

Safety of the Urban Freight System: Key Performance Indicators

Shortened delivery windows and technological advances in logistics are reshaping freight in urban areas and bringing new safety concerns to the fore. North Carolina has seen increases in freight trips and will likely see new modes for last-mile delivery introduced in coming years. As urban freight volumes rise, governments and firms are looking for creative city logistics strategies that allow for fast, reliable, and safe freight deliveries. But the impacts of urban goods movement on road safety are under-studied. While many urban areas have a goal of improving the safety of freight delivery, there is little existing information on how the delivery of goods in metropolitan areas impacts road safety for freight operators and all road users. This project addresses this critical gap in urban freight road safety information by 1) identifying a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the safety of NC’s Urban Freight System, 2) quantifying KPIs for NC and metropolitan areas, and 3) developing recommendations for future monitoring.  This project involves close coordination of the research team with LFD staff and stakeholders such as regional and statewide Freight Advisory Committees. LFD staff will facilitate connections with other department of transportation (DOT) units such as the Traffic Safety Unit and Transportation Mobility and Safety. The project will increase general practice knowledge of the safety of the urban freight system and strategies for monitoring this important issue moving forward.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $49214
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC 2020-36

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Bradley, Curtis

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27514
  • Principal Investigators:

    McDonald, Noreen

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: 2020-36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01724950
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC 2020-36
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2019 3:54PM