Urban freight delivery is increasing at unprecedented rates, thanks to same-day delivery, online services, and food service delivery apps. Current estimates project that the number of packages delivered in the U.S. will grow by almost 50%, from 11 billion packages in 2018 to 16 billion in 2020. Left unmanaged, this rapid increase in vehicles looking to access the curb poses big challenges for efficiency, safety, and sustainability.
To meet our growing demands for delivery and ride-hail, cities are exploring a wide array of policies, techniques, and analysis tools to better predict demand and manage the curb. In this session, hear from cities and their partners who are taking steps to prioritize who gets curbside access, and to manage streets for a wide diversity of movement, people, and users.