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Death by a thousand trucks: Managing urban freight congestion

Photo credit: Barb Ivanov, Urban Freight Lab Director
Mary Ebeling, State Smart Transportation Initiative

As urban residents place orders for online goods with increasing frequency, the challenge of managing urban freight deliveries grows. City street networks—designed for transit, walking, and biking—are unable to handle this level of freight traffic. Cities, freight haulers, and developers will need to develop new policies and land use strategies to manage this inflow of truck traffic as the retail economy continues to shift to an online/delivery paradigm.