In NY Daily News: Manhattan BP calls for delivery reforms as NYC residents, businesses receive more than 2.4 million packages per day

The rapid growth of deliveries by e-commerce websites like Amazon have over the last decade sparked a rise in trucks and vans clogging city streets — and elected officials are scrambling to find a solution.

“E-commerce isn’t going away,” Manhattan borough president Mark Levine said Tuesday. “We’ve got to find ways to manage what is increasingly burdening our neighborhoods and presenting environmental and safety challenges.”

More than 2.4 million packages are delivered across the five boroughs each weekday, said a 2021 analysis from transportation consultant Charles Komanoff. That’s up from 1.5 million daily packages the city Department of Transportation reported in 2018.

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