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Delivery Trucks

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With more and more products available for doorstep delivery, Janette Sadik-Khan argues that policymakers have to proactively face the imminent "delivery deadlock" and take control of curb management.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
New transportation research measures the impact of commercial vehicles as drivers search for parking on city streets.
Citymetric
November 14, 2019, 12pm PST
A pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, will help bring order to the city’s curbside space, a response to a mobility network that has become more complicated and crowded.
Smart Cities Dive
February 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Urban freight deliveries are expected to grow 40 percent by 2050, according to the 2017 Material Handling Industry’s annual report. Cities aren't yet ready to keep up with the changing times.
Blueprint
February 1, 2018, 1pm PST
On some busy blocks, Uber and Lyft drivers have nowhere safe to park. Neither do parcel delivery personnel. Shared use mobility zones could address the problem.
Eno Center for Transportation
January 29, 2018, 5am PST
The rise of online retail has come with a flurry of delivery trucks that don't always have good places to stop. Researchers from Amazon's hometown are on the case.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
June 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
E-commerce and its delivery trucks are a big problem for narrow streets, homes, and retailers that don't have loading docks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Services like Amazon Prime and other quick delivery online retailers are creating more demand for short trip delivery, the result is streets jammed with vans. Bikes may offer an alternative.
Quartz
May 6, 2016, 5am PDT
What was once a "pipe dream" will soon be reality.
The Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2016, 7am PST
Breaking news came in a pair this week for Google's self-driving car technology.
Quartz
September 18, 2015, 11am PDT
Despite claims that urban truck traffic continues to rise, recent data shows no real increase in urban vehicle miles traveled. Online shopping may be helping keep people off the roads.
City Observatory City Commentary
October 12, 2014, 7am PDT
Tired of coming home and seeing the "We Missed You" slip hanging from the door of your apartment building rather than receiving the package you had ordered online? UPS has an app for that.
The Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2013, 1pm PDT
It may be hard to image fleets of cargo bikes replacing the large polluting trucks that tear up our city streets. But a European Union project estimates that the majority of freight in 322 cities studied could be moved by cargo bike.
Treehugger
December 8, 2010, 8am PST
A student idea brought to life, bring.BUDDY is a smartphone app that connects packages that need to be delivered with people who are already headed in that direction. The volunteer deliverers earn points for transit and other goodies.
Springwise
August 31, 2010, 12pm PDT
The global courier has transformed the way packages are delivered around Paris by deploying large eco-friendly tricycles that go beyond the curb.
TheCityFix
July 31, 2009, 9am PDT
The Urban Mole is a proposed package delivery robot that uses existing sewer tunnels to deliver packages underground, taking delivery trucks off of the streets.
Wired