Urban Freight Distribution Study
E-Commerce Trends and Implications for Regional Planning
Urban freight delivery is a critical component of our transportation system, and one that is rapidly changing as new technology and trends emerge in the marketplace. In addition, data from Met Council research on travel during the pandemic found that online shopping and home delivery has grown, and those trends are expected to continue.
With those trends, the region must consider the role of transportation in contributing to global climate change, and how using new and more efficient systems and technologies can play a role in lessening climate impacts.
This work is a vital factor in planning for the future of transportation in the Twin Cities region, and some outcomes of this study will be among many inputs into the region’s 2050 Transportation Policy Plan. The results may also inform land use-related policies and actions in the 2050 Regional Development Guide.