New York’s City Council voted through a measure obligating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to study the feasibility of requiring municipally owned or rented facilities in certain parts of the city to receive packages only at night. A plan must then be presented for implementing the policy “wherever possible.” The bill would explicitly apply to agency spaces in Manhattan south of 60th Street, and to at least two other high-traffic areas. These areas will be determined based on the findings.
Councilman Costa Constantinides, the bill’s sponsor, says it’ll help clear up the air and streets of New York. He cited studies finding that motor vehicles account for a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions and recalled his experience managing a toy store prior to becoming a politician, when he arranged for shipments to arrive in the early morning hours to minimize traffic and pedestrian disruption.
Source: Crain’s New York Business