Commercial Deliveries

City living with commercial deliveries – any solutions?

Spotted this Bob’s Discount Furniture truck blocking a pedestrian crosswalk a few weeks ago. Not the biggest deal in the world, as it was a wide street (although some people might have had trouble with the snow mounds). But it begs the question about “what to do with large commercial deliveries in a dense city?”

This seems like a never-ending problem. If it’s not trucks getting stuck making turns (or blocking the road), it’s the city ticketing them (which eventually results in higher costs for you and me).

Just because we live in a city doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have large appliances and furniture.

So how would you fix this conundrum? Or will it continue in perpetuity?

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rich k
rich k
Friday, March 21, 2014 9:13 am

The simplest? Require smaller trucks – Ford Couriers or their equivalent – for deliveries within the city along with a longer term commitment by the city to provide delivery stand asides where trucks can be left for short periods. We can make snarky remarks about how one group or another is incompetent or corrupt, or we can spend that energy demanding something be done.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:07 pm

You can plan on either the truck getting a ticket or the city messing up temp parking signs and you are one of your neighbors getting towed. The fraud in city hall costs us all around in ticketing and in prices for purchases of the companies that deliver here and hace to add it it to the cost of doing business.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:44 pm

Hoboken won’t solve any problem that doesn’t involve bringing in or maintaining a revenue stream.

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