There is not enough curb capacity, now.
A recent curb parking utilization study in the City of Seattle indicated 90% or higher occupancy rates in Commercial Vehicle Load Zones (CVLZs) for some areas for much of the workday.
The Final Fifty Feet is a new research field.
The Final 50 Feet project is the first time that researchers have analyzed both the street network and cities’ vertical space as one unified goods delivery system. It focuses on:
- The use of scarce curb, buildings’ internal loading bays, and alley space
- How delivery people move with handcarts through intersections and sidewalks; and
- On the delivery processes inside urban towers.