Delivery trucks barrel through the most congested parts of the city, but a Manhattan city councilman wants to see just how much traffic is caused by these gargantuan vehicles.
Councilman Mark Levine will introduce a bill Wednesday to require the city Department of Transportation to study truck deliveries south of 59th St. in Manhattan and in downtown Brooklyn.
Levine wants to see if traffic would improve if trucks made deliveries overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., instead of during rush hour.
“We believe it’s a major driver of the escalating problem of congestion in Manhattan,” he said.
He raised the idea of a congestion pricing scheme for delivery trucks or an outright ban on them during rush hours.