City council members overwhelmingly passed a measure in November they say will cut down on congestion caused by double-parked cars and trucks in New York City.

“It is a free for all on the Upper East Side with all these giant flatbed trucks loading and unloading thousands of packages every day,” Council Member Ben Kallos said. “Neighbors complain every day. So, this legislation is doing something about it.”

This bill will require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create “loading-only” parking spots in each neighborhood for trucks from companies like Amazon and USPS. The DOT will have to first determine where loading zones are most needed and then publicize their methodology. The bill states at least 500 new loading zones must be created citywide annually for the first three years. By January 1, 2023, the DOT will also be required to post the locations of all the loading zones throughout the city so people can easily access this list.

While many New Yorkers praised this move, most acknowledge any real improvements will require better, more aggressive enforcement.

Source: Fox 5

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