"Apartment-building mailrooms have begun to look like warehouses, and residential streets hum with truck engines. Businesses, too, have adapted to delivery-on-demand. New York City restaurants, says Rich Barone, a vice president at New York’s Regional Plan Association, have begun to reduce in-house inventory capacity in favor of receiving three or four deliveries per day. 'It’s cheaper to use the supply system as a just-in-time warehouse,' Barone says. All that spells trouble for urban traffic, according to a new report on the future of freight from the RPA. Leaders in New York say the delivery-induced congestion is already here."
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