On-street Parking for Goods Delivery

Provision for goods delivery is vital for cities. Providing temporary parking spaces for goods delivery along arterials with adjacent commercial activities is an option to reduce traffic congestion. The pictures below show cases in Tokyo where freight vehicles must park inside a designated area and then take goods onwards by trolley via well paved footpaths. Such a high-grade footpath network is essential infrastructure to ensure this system is successful.

Figure 10 On-street Temporary Freight Parking

 

An option to reduce traffic in commercial areas is to introduce shared delivery services. Transport service providers or wholesale operators served in designated areas can establish a company/cooperative facilitated by the public sector. The company/cooperative then develops common freight terminals and receive all parcels and goods delivered to the area, then sorting them into small trucks by destination. The government may subsidize the cost of infrastructure development.

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