Freight Trip Generation Patterns in Developed Countries: The Cases of United States and Portugal

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The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues.

Urban freight trip generation is an important component of transportation engineering as it provides critical input to traffic impact analyses and urban transportation planning exercises. Regrettably and in spite of its importance, the study of freight trip generation has not received the level of attention it deserves. In this series of two webinars, the VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems highlights recent research on freight trip generation. This webinar focuses on developed countries and discusses the cases from the United States and Portugal.

The U.S. presentation discusses the results from the National Cooperative Freight Research Program project “Freight Trip Generation and Land Use” where freight trip generation (FTG) models are estimated using economic and land use classification systems. The Portugal presentation summarizes the chief results of an establishment-based freight survey of retail establishments in the City of Lisbon. The presentations summarize the disaggregate models obtained that estimate freight trip generation by land use classes and economic activity. This webinar completes the series of two devoted to urban freight trip generation.

To learn more about the event, visit the CoE-SUFS website here.

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