Goods Movement

Personal Shopping and Residential Delivery Study

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Project Summary:

Researchers at U.C. Berkeley want to hear how you do your shopping in stores, online, and over the phone: How do you shop? When do you shop? How much does it cost? Our goal is to get a clear picture of deliveries to help inform future planning in your community.

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Commercial Vehicle Parking in California: Exploratory Evaluation of the Problem and Possible Technology-Based Solutions

Susan A. Shaheen, Ph.D and Caroline J. Rodier, Ph.D

The United States is experiencing dramatic growth in commercial vehicle truck travel on our nation’s roadway system as well as critical shortages in truck parking. California ranks first in the nation’s overall (private and public) commercial vehicle parking shortage. Recent estimates of the demand for truck parking in California indicate that demand exceeds capacity at all public rest areas; this is the case at 88 percent of private truck stops on the 34 corridors in California with the highest truck travel volumes. Nationwide, shortages of public truck spaces, however, are...

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