City Drivers Get a Perk With Longer-Term Implications

And that, said Richard Barone, the Regional Plan Association’s vice president for transportation, is a good thing, because while the city’s population continues to grow, in lock-step with demand for taxi apps, instant delivery and e-commerce, its curb space remains finite. “Right now the result is double-parked trucks and a lot of inefficiencies that create congestion,” said Barone. What the city needs, he added, is “a more comprehensive look at our streets and how we handle our curb.”

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