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Cities Seek Deliverance From the E-Commerce Boom

To ease the squeeze they’re feeling with more delivery trucks on the road, cities have begun considering different concepts to make urban spaces more e-commerce friendly. That might mean modifying zoning codes so that new residential buildings are approved for construction only if they accommodate a loading dock, or extending the amount of time a truck can be parked in an on-street delivery zone, or making sure that the corners of sidewalks slope down to meet the street to make it easier for a delivery person with a handcart.

Here’s an interesting look at the short and long term approaches being developed to handle the realities of the “last mile” of e-commerce in urban environments.

Plenty to consider for cities, businesses, and consumers alike!