New York City to test local delivery hubs

Dive Brief:
New York City will begin testing local delivery hubs this summer to reduce truck traffic and emissions in favor of more sustainable transportation options, according to an April 6 news release from the city’s Department of Transportation.

Microhubs in the city will provide designated curbside or off-street locations for trucks to unload items onto low-emissions transportation modes, like electric vehicles or cargo bikes, for last mile delivery.

The city DOT will launch up to 20 sites to test both curbside and off-street delivery sites in the program’s first phase, beginning this summer and extending into the fall.