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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Council member proposes truck study
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:55 AM
Labels: Department of Transportation, mark levine, study, trucks
Note how when its a quality of life study, Queens is ignored. You can thank our pols for that cause you know they will say nothing.
Another genius idea from the City Council. Save the money on the study, yes trucks add to the traffic congestion in NYC. Of course if trucks can only make deliveries 7pm-7am the establishments that receive the goods will have to be open 24 hours a day. I'm sure that everyone will love the idea of working the graveyard shift. Once again the true problem is overpopulation thanks to NYC's lack of planning.
As a small business owner in NYC this idea is RIDICULOUS. I have to have staff around the clock to receive deliveries? And on top of that, my taxes have to go to a study about the glaringly obvious.
Unions demand a night shift pay differential. When this idea was brought up in the '70's
it was defeated as it should have been because of night pay differential. This is another example of the do nothing city council... well, doing nothing. They need to appear to be accomplishing something that's why they're recycling nonsense bullshit policies. Vote All The leeches out...
Yea, right...schedule truck deliveries after midnight, preventing residents (and the homeless) from getting a good night sleep.
LETS WASTE TAX PAYERS MONEY TO DETERMINE WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW. DUH??
Collecting garbage at 3:00AM is their idea of efficiency.
With the recycling 2-3 trucks one after the other.
Complain to 311 and they act surprised like what is the issue?
Assholes, we are trying to sleep to be able to work so we can pay the exorbitant prices around here, including all taxes.
That's the issue.
Now they will have deliveries at night? What idiot came up with this plan?
The objections on this page alone should be enough to scuttle this idea.
Truck deliveries at night is not the answer. The answer is to ban passenger cars during weekday business hours and revoke all parking privilege passes. It does not require congestion pricing or any other MONEY GRAB. Just ban the cars. And increase the mass transit availability.
The transit system can't handle it now. You would need to triple the bus fleet. I would suggest we teardown where you live to build one of the many bus depots we will need. Ban cars,you're a communist.
WHAT The FUCK is with all these wasted studies that cost money and end up telling us what the fuck we already know. Everything has to be a fucking study like a studying on trucks driving illegally on residential streets. We don't need a study, we need fucking enforcement.
Anything to not deal with the issue at hand and postpone this.
And what about Queens?
+1 to Camel bladder. A delivery trucks, like buses, serves 10s if not 100s. A personal vehicle serves 1 or 2 people most of the time. Most (in-state) delivery trucks (and TLC) are already paying a congestion charge in the form of commercial/TLC plates whereas taxes and fees on private cars in the USA are so low they barely cover the asphalt they ride on.
I think too that private vehicles should only be allowed in busy areas from 7pm to 7am ;) I'd rather have the traffic congestion level of London than Bangkok or Beijing.
In the 70's there were unions, and pay differentials. Now?
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