Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

As communities grow and change it has become increasingly important to understand, plan and design for the movement of freight in order to maintain goods movement efficiency and the economic competitiveness of communities, while integrating and balancing the needs of other transportation system users and the compatibility of surrounding land uses. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has developed Freight-Supportive Guidelines to assist municipalities, planners, engineers, developers and other practitioners in creating safe and efficient freight-supportive communities. The Guidelines provide land use planning, site design, road design and operational best practices, examples and implementation tools that are applicable to a wide range of communities and municipalities across Canada. Transportation demand management strategies can also be used to improve the efficiency of urban freight movement. During the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation conducted a pilot to explore the potential of using off-peak deliveries as an urban freight transportation demand management strategy. The pilot allowed businesses and municipalities to explore the suitability and potential benefits and challenges of off-peak deliveries.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

TRA-932: PLANNING FOR GOODS MOVEMENT: ONTARIO'S FREIGHT-SUPPORTIVE GUIDELINES & OFF PEAK DELIVERIES PILOT

London

As communities grow and change it has become increasingly important to understand, plan and design for the movement of freight in order to maintain goods movement efficiency and the economic competitiveness of communities, while integrating and balancing the needs of other transportation system users and the compatibility of surrounding land uses. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has developed Freight-Supportive Guidelines to assist municipalities, planners, engineers, developers and other practitioners in creating safe and efficient freight-supportive communities. The Guidelines provide land use planning, site design, road design and operational best practices, examples and implementation tools that are applicable to a wide range of communities and municipalities across Canada. Transportation demand management strategies can also be used to improve the efficiency of urban freight movement. During the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation conducted a pilot to explore the potential of using off-peak deliveries as an urban freight transportation demand management strategy. The pilot allowed businesses and municipalities to explore the suitability and potential benefits and challenges of off-peak deliveries.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Transportation/14