Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Freight delivery management as part of urban transportation demand management

CVS pharmacy delivery truck during rush hour, Downtown Pittsburgh
CVS pharmacy delivery truck during rush hour, Downtown Pittsburgh.

Why companies like CVS have a tendency to receive their deliveries during afternoon rush hour (I see this all the time in DC) is beyond me. They should be required to shift their deliveries to overnight hours, when the road network, both on the freeways and in urban centers, tends to be empty.

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