A new program in New York City will see electric cargo bikes promoted as a solution to the growing number of polluting and congesting delivery trucks throughout the city. Now I love shopping on Amazon and other e-commerce sites as much as the next guy. But I also recognize that the huge shift...
A new program in the city will test out replacing those large delivery trucks with smaller, less intrusive electric cargo bikes. The electric cargo bikes, which will be operated by Amazon, UPS and DHL, can travel at city speeds yet take up much less room than conventional delivery trucks. And of course, they also result in zero emissions during use.
In addition to being able to take advantage of around 1,400 miles of bike lanes throughout the city, the electric cargo bikes will also receive permission to park in special unloading zones and even in certain areas of wide sidewalks where they won’t obstruct pedestrian traffic.