Earlier this year, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced a set of bills looking to improve urban mobility by creating a smarter, safer, and more sustainable delivery footprint throughout New York. The focus of the bills was directed at the current state of daily logistical operations on the street, at the curb, and in buildings. Many of the proposed solutions are culled from successful pilots in other cities such as London, Paris, Oslo, Buenos Aires, and D.C. This legislative package attempts to address the compounding issues facing cities, delivery operators, residents, and curb management practices across the boroughs. At a more granular level, first and last mile delivery frictions have been exacerbated by the pandemic, New York City’s population density, parking spaces, and increasingly outmoded public and private infrastructure.
EA Creative Consulting has created a series of think pieces focused on the City Council bills. Over the coming weeks EA Creative Consulting will be releasing further pieces on each of the bills and how they can strengthen New York City’s approach to the urban mobility ecosystem.
Urban mobility is impacted by a multitude of factors necessitating a broader view of the considerations at hand. By placing all these related topics under one defining umbrella, a more diverse set of options with a focused approach can unfold. This package of mobility related bills laid out by the City Council takes the first step in providing a framework for change to city operations. It is time to bring this conversation forward and position all these points as urban mobility.
This is the second in a series of thought pieces focused on the future of urban mobility and how New York City can position itself for innovative and sustainable growth.
There is a growing focus on alternative modes for commuting, recreation and now as the next step of goods delivery. Coupling these modes with appropriate additional capacity is a forward-thinking approach to future proofing our urban areas.
Download the second think piece here.