City Council members Tuesday overwhelmingly accepted a slew of measures designed to cut back site visitors chaos brought on by vans delivering items bought on-line.
One of the strikes goals to siphon off devoted curb house for the likes of Amazon and UPS.
The laws requires the town Department of Transportation to institute loading-only parking spots in every neighborhood and develop “micro-distribution centers.” The distribution facilities would serve to switch parcels from giant vans to smaller transit automobiles equivalent to cargo e-bikes.
The DOT can have to set up 5 devoted loading zones per 12 months for a complete of 500 over three years, in accordance to the laws.
“We have to recognize the dynamics of our streets and how things have changed, especially when it comes to how people receive their goods — which is mostly through packages and so forth,” stated Council Member Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn), the invoice’s sponsor.
Two different pending bills would formally sanction the DOT to use “pay-by-plate” parking tech and make clear loading-zone guidelines — in order that such areas can’t be used as parking for drivers with city-issued parking placards.
Pay-by-plate has been on the DOT’s agenda for practically three years and is a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stalled effort to curb the unlawful abuse and misuse of metropolis parking permits.
Hizzoner’s plan had been to change your complete metropolis over by the beginning of 2021 to the brand new digital parking system, which can routinely register automobiles as legally or illegally parked. The program has but to launch.