Crowded streets: Cities face a surge in online deliveries
Cities are facing a sharp increase in online deliveries. The internet brings chaos to the streets of New York, London, Paris and other big cities. Natalie Sherman - Business reporter of BBC - covers a story of stacking up problems in cities due to the growth of e-commerce and e-grocery - including city traffic and pollution.
Cities in Europe and Asia have barred deliveries during certain hours to tackle it at least a bit.
“Double-parked trucks, red brake lights and cardboard boxes littering the sidewalk: this is what the growth of online shopping looks like on the ground in America's largest city - and not just here.”
The article raises the question: “Will the technological advances help cities resolve their current traffic and pollution problems?”
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Author of a quoted Article: BBC NEWS, Natalie Sherman - Business reporter, New York
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