Wednesday, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine released a report with recommendations to reduce congestion and quality-of-life challenges.
The report is posed by the 2.4 million packages delivered daily in New York City.
“Online shopping is not going away, so we must be forward-thinking and take action now to make e-commerce package delivery more efficient, green, and safe,” said Manhattan Borough President Levine. “This report, which is the final installment of the Manhattan Borough President’s office’s Campaign to Curb Congestion, is an important step in that effort.”
Every day, 2.4 million packages are transported and delivered to residents and businesses throughout the five boroughs. Manhattan receives by far the highest concentration of these deliveries per square mile.
Delivery vehicles regularly block our streets, sidewalks, bus stops, and bike lanes to unload, sort, and deliver packages.
These pervasive illegal parking practices create severe traffic jams and unsafe roads, particularly for residents with mobility challenges, pedestrians, and bikers.
These gas-guzzling delivery trucks also generate significant air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, harming New Yorkers’ health and accelerating climate change.
To address these challenges, Borough President Levine’s report includes four overarching goals and 12 policy recommendations.
Read the Full Report HERE
Here is the plan at a glance:
“The recommendations outlined in my plan are common-sense, actionable steps the City and State can take to start addressing the negative environmental, health, safety, economic, and quality-of-life issues caused by e-commerce package delivery,” said Manhattan Borough President Levine.
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