In 2019, the Department of Transportation inaugurated “Neighborhood Loading Zones” on select streets around the City to “reduce double parking” and “other unwanted standing behaviors.” The aim was to reserve curb space for ride sharing and delivery vehicles so they could do their work quickly without blocking traffic. The average loading zone runs about forty feet long. As of spring 2021, there were 111 such zones in active service.
Let’s see how the latest one is being received here on Crescent Street:
Photos by Rick Stachura. On Crescent Street in Astoria, Queens. January 2, 2022.