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An Evaluation of Bicycle Safety Impacts of Seattle's Commercial Vehicle Load Zones
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) partnered with the University of Washington to explore how commercial vehicle parking in Seattle’s downtown area affects the safety of bicyclists. The hypothesis was that increased truck access to SDOT’s commercial vehicle loading zones (CVLZs) can positively contribute to ...
An Examination of the Impact of Commercial Parking Utilization on Cyclist Behavior in Urban Environments
There is little research on the behavioral interaction between bicycle lanes and commercial vehicle loading zones in the United States. These interactions are important to understand, to preempt increasing conflicts between truckers and bicyclists. In this study, a bicycling simulator experiment examined bicycle and truck ...
Developing a Robust Survey Methodology for Collecting Information on the Port Truck Drayage Industry
This paper describes the population characteristics in the drayage trucking population of the Port of Seattle as determined by the 2013 Truck Driver Survey. The 2013 Truck Driver Survey was created to give the Port of Seattle more information on the trip destinations, working conditions, equipment, and economics of truck ...
Changing Retail Business Models and the Impact on CO2 Emissions from Transport: E-Commerce Deliveries in Urban and Rural Areas
While researchers have found relationships between passenger vehicle travel and smart growth development patterns, similar relationships have not been extensively studied between urban form and goods movement trip making patterns. In rural areas, where shopping choice is more limited, goods movement delivery has the potential ...
Safe Truck Parking on PacTrans Interstate Corridors: I-5 and I-90
An inadequate supply of parking spaces for long-haul drivers creates safety issues that may lead to severe or fatal crashes, as tired drivers face the decision of choosing between parking at unsafe locations or continuing to drive. To better understand the current use of truck parking facilities and safety issues caused by ...