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Two delivery bikes riding through intersection in New York City.

New City Office Will Regulate NYC Delivery Bikes and Scooters

The department is designed to help the city regulate small delivery vehicles, manage curb space and congestion, and prepare for new technology like delivery drones.

January 30, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Black e-bike with red food delivery bags locked at bike rack on New York City street.

New York Launches Nation’s First Micromobility Trade-In Program

The program addresses safety concerns about e-bikes and e-scooters by letting residents trade in non-UL compliant devices.

September 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

UPS delivery cargo bike with covered front seat in New York City

Cargo Bike Industry Pushes Back on NYC Rules

Cargo bike producers and delivery companies say the proposed 120-inch length limit and emphasis on four-wheeled bikes excludes many commonly used delivery bikes and favors one manufacturer.

August 22, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

FedEx cargo bike parked on street in Strasbourg, France

NYC to Approve Larger Cargo Bikes

With delivery companies increasingly using cargo bikes to make deliveries faster and more efficient, the new rule could open the door to a ‘delivery revolution.’

August 15, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Gopuff fast-delivery convenience store in New York City

New York Could Legalize Rapid Delivery Hubs

Criticized as ‘dark stores,’ the warehouses for quick-delivery services have been popping up around the city.

June 25, 2023 - Crain's New York Business

A row of young people outdoors using smartphones

Say Goodbye to the ‘Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy’

The era of cheap, on-demand services is coming to a close as unprofitable startups face the realities of capitalism.

June 14, 2022 - The Atlantic

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon’s Growing Real Estate Empire

The e-commerce giant has been quietly buying up massive swaths of property as the company works to reduce shipping times as dramatically as possible.

June 14, 2022 - Bloomberg

New York City, New York

Manhattan Traffic Spreading to Other Boroughs

New travel patterns and an increased reliance on delivery services and ride-hailing are creating more congestion in New York's outer boroughs.

January 3, 2022 - The New York Times

Delivery Trucks

How Street Configuration Impacts Equity

With urban pollution and traffic violence disproportionately affecting communities of color, better management of public space and streets could improve equity in cities.

October 25, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Deliveries Truck

Cities Must Act to Curb Delivery Van Congestion

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.

June 20, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Restaurant Tables

Cities Regulate Delivery App Fees to Support Ailing Restaurants

High platform fees for food delivery apps have put struggling restaurants between a rock and a hard place.

January 3, 2021 - City Monitor

Delivery Services

The Link Between Smart Cities, Fleet Technology, and Economics

The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.

December 20, 2020 - Devin Partida

Delivery Trucks

High-Speed Delivery Linked to Increased Congestion and Pollution

It's not only mom and pop shops that suffer from over-reliance on online shopping: streets and the environment also suffer the consequences.

December 9, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

New York Bike Delivery

The Delivery App Revolt

For many Americans living through the social distancing and stay-at-home-orders of 2020, supporting local businesses means cutting out the tech middle man.

May 15, 2020 - The Washington Post

Delivery Services

Better Maps Would Save Delivery Companies a Ton of Time and Money

A new report estimates the cost of inaccurate maps for delivery companies in the billions of dollars.

February 12, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Deliveries Truck

Scant Examples of Innovative Shipping Delivery Programs

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.

February 9, 2019 - Blueprint

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