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Call For Papers
Call For Papers
TRB 94th Annual Meeting
January 11-15, 2015
Call Title:
Goods Movement in Active Urban Communities
Sponsoring Committee:
ABE30 - Transportation Issues in Major U.S. Cities
Co-Sponsoring Committee(s):
ANF10 - Pedestrians
ANF20 - Bicycle Transportation
AT025 - Urban Freight Transportation
Call Description:
Previously, in many cities, wide motor-vehicle focused roadway designs and sprawling development patterns separated residential and freight activities and truck and non-motorized movements. However, emerging infill and mixed-use developments and multimodal urban streets now generate ever-increasing interactions between non-motorized travelers and commercial vehicles. The modes must compete for access to limited urban road and curb space, leading to delays, accidents, and expensive parking and moving violations.

While disparate vehicle sizes make commercial vehicles and non-motorized modes very incompatible from a safety perspective, these modes are also codependent; travelers without a personal vehicle must rely on access to goods from local businesses or via direct-to-home deliveries. New approaches to safely accommodate last-mile goods movements on densely developed, multi-use urban streets are essential to support the quality of life and economic vitality of these communities.

We are seeking papers that investigate this issue, focusing in areas including but not limited to:

- Characterizing residential and commercial freight demands in mixed-use areas;

- Identifying freight industry accessibility challenges in livable communities;

- Examining policy and curb regulation approaches to accommodate multimodal activities;

- Examining policy and city logistics approaches to reduce freight externalities for non-motorized travelers;

- Examining the compatibility of innovative non-motorized urban street infrastructure for commercial vehicle movements;

Subject Areas(s):
Design
Freight Transportation
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Policy

Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting. This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.

Paper Submission Requirements

TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.


Call Organizer:
Ema Yamamoto (Ema.Yamamoto@phila.gov)

Call For Papers · TRB 94th Annual Meeting · January 11-15, 2015
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