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Man in bright yellow jacket riding yellow delivery cargo bike with several brown box packages tied down to bike on urban street.

Building Infrastructure to Support Cargo Bikes

Industry leaders want cities to consider delivery bikes when crafting bike policy and building infrastructure.

November 6, 2023 - GOVTECH.COM

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Uber Sees Record Ridership, Finally Posts a Profit

The ride-hailing giant posted an operating profit for the first time in its history, thanks largely in part to its successful food delivery business.

August 2, 2023 - Crain's New York Business

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How Micromobility Can Improve Last-Mile Delivery

Facilitating the use of micromobility devices for the last mile of urban deliveries can reduce congestion, lower emissions, and take bigger vehicles off small neighborhood roads.

June 28, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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How Does Freight Fit Into Complete Streets?

As home delivery of everything from groceries to furniture becomes more popular, policymakers must evaluate how to keep streets safe and accessible for pedestrians and other vulnerable users.

March 28, 2022 - NJfuture.org

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Uber and Lyft: A Tale of Two Companies

After years of resisting efforts by cities to regulate their business and constant—but unprofitable—growth, Uber and Lyft are homing in on their unique strengths.

February 15, 2022 - The Verge

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For Delivery Workers in New York, a Crackdown on E-Bikes Threatens Livelihood

For some delivery workers, many of whom are middle aged, getting around the city without an electric bike is impossible.

January 3, 2018 - The Washington Post

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Food Delivery Could Be the Secret to Uber's Success

While Uber's ride hailing services are famously unprofitable, food delivery is quickly gaining traction for the troubled transportation network company.

September 25, 2017 - The New York Times

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Explosion of Deliveries Disrupts Streets

E-commerce and its delivery trucks are a big problem for narrow streets, homes, and retailers that don't have loading docks.

June 15, 2017 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Debating the Role of Amazon Delivery Service in the Future Built Environment

The team at Strong Towns is taking an in-depth look at Amazon, with a week of events, including the point-counterpoint series shared here.

April 26, 2017 - Strong Towns

Coming This Week to D.C. Metro Stations: Grocery Delivery

Three D.C. Metro stations will now include grocery delivery. The service could expand, especially if it raises revenues for the cash-strapped transit agency.

February 2, 2016 - The Washington Post

A Robot to Go the 'Last Mile'

Contrary to one some urbanists believe, some of the advancements of the new economy might better serve less dense, even suburban, environments. Example: a delivery robot created by the co-founders of Skype.

November 6, 2015 - The New York Times

Special Delivery: U.S. Postal Service and Groceries

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved of a two-year trial allowing the United States Postal Service to deliver groceries to homes in the morning.

October 25, 2014 - The Washington Post

Envisioning a Future Urban Dronescape

Jeff Bezos' proposal to deliver packages by aerial drone has the potential to upset traditional models of logistics and distribution, but it's most powerful effect may be on the urban airspace. Are blue skies ahead for Bezos' vision?

December 12, 2013 - This Big City

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