Talking Headways Podcast: The Urban Freight Lab

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This week, we’re joined by Dr. Anne Goodchild of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab. We chat with Goodchild about what’s missing from the urban transportation discussion, the ideas they are testing for better deliveries, and the future of streets.

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How Green Is Grocery Delivery in Cities?

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In a recent study out of Seattle, researchers Erica Wygonik and Anne Goodchild found that having groceries delivered by truck can cut mileage by up to 85 or 95 percent compared to driving a car. “It’s like a bus for groceries,” Goodchild told NPR. “Overwhelmingly, it’s more efficient to be sharing a vehicle, even if it’s a little larger.” […]

Trucks and Cities Are Like Oil and Water. Is There a Solution?

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About 350 pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are killed each year by large trucks in this country. Big freight trucks are incompatible with cities in many ways, bringing danger, pollution, noise, and traffic congestion. They park in bike lanes and have shockingly big blind spots, putting everyone around them at risk. And yet, most cities haven’t […]