Initiative 48: Integrating Freight into Land Use Planning Process

Integrating Freight into Land Use Planning Process
Description: Incorporate freight consideration in the land use planning process to timely identify the sources of conflict between freight and some land uses.
Targeted mode: Urban Deliveries Geographic scope: City, Area
Type of initiative: Freight Demand Management: Integrating Freight into Land Use Planning Process Primary objective: Reduce congestion, enhance safety, improve delivery efficiency
Expected costs and level of effort to implement: The implementation of this initiative requires a multi-layered, multi-stakeholder collaborative approach and the cooperation between different public agencies.
Advantages:

  • Improve urban planning
  • Enhance livability
  • Reduce unintended consequences
  • Reduce congestion
Disadvantages:

  • Require moderate/high coordination among multiple stakeholders/jurisdictions
Examples: 

  • Chicago DOT included in the city planning the implications of expanding a rail terminal
  • Chicago’s designated industrial corridors and planned manufacturing districts

    Source: (Hartshorn and Lamm, 2012), original from City of Chicago

    Source: Hartshorn and Lamm 2012; original from City of Chicago

Related alternatives: 1. Freight Cluster Development (Freight Village); 2. Enhanced Building Codes; 3. Truck Stops/Parking Outside of Metropolitan Area; 4. Urban Consolidation Centers
References: Steele et al. 2011; Christensen Associates et al. 2012; Hartshorn and Lamm 2012; Bassok et al. 2013

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