Commercial Delivery Load Zone Program / Urban Goods Delivery Strategy

SDOT manages commercial goods and services delivery access at the curb with truck and commercial vehicle load zones (CVLZs). We issue permits for CVLZ use at the SDOT Traffic Permit Counter

The CVLZ program has been in place since 1990; Load Zones are curb zones that are restricted for loading by commercial vehicles with a 30-minute limit. Commercial vehicles purchase an annual permit or pay by use. SDOT issues over 4,000 CVLZ permits per year. Truck load zones are in areas where on-street parking payment is not required.

We are evaluating new strategies to better manage CVLZs in the Center City especially with the upcoming transportation mobility projects, residential growth, and office development that affect and increase package and goods/services delivery needs. Here are projects and pilots underway:

  • Good(s) Morning Delivery Pilot - new CVLZ areas in downtown from 6A - 11A 
  • Sensor Technology Pilot - Project with University of Washington Urban Freight Lab 

Urban Freight Lab Partnership

SDOT works collaboratively as part of the Urban Freight Lab with the University of Washington.