The Big Apple is rethinking how its city can more effectively handle the rise in business-to-consumer deliveries. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 40% of deliveries went to residential customers, per a city DOT presentation. Today, that figure is now about 80%.
This surge in activity has sparked concerns about the negative impacts for the city’s environment and resident safety as double-parking and sidewalk obstructions become more prevalent.
“New Yorkers are receiving more deliveries than ever before, and we are pursuing creative ways to make these deliveries cleaner, safer, and more efficient by reducing the number of delivery trucks on our roads,” Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City’s DOT commissioner, said in a statement.Supplychain Dive