NYC Council passes bills to curb online-delivery truck chaos

NYC Council members approved measures designed to reduce traffic chaos caused by trucks delivering goods purchased online. One of the moves aims to siphon off dedicated curb space for the likes of Amazon and UPS.

The legislation requires the city Department of Transportation to institute loading-only parking spots in each neighborhood and develop “micro-distribution centers.” The distribution centers would serve to transfer parcels from large trucks to smaller transit vehicles such as cargo e-bikes.

The Department of Transportation will have to install five dedicated loading zones per neighborhood per year for a total of 1,500 over three years, according to the legislation.

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