• @theneverfox
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    12 months ago

    It’s not exactly some unsolvable logic puzzle. This is a problem not everywhere has, it’s pretty simple.

    Two solutions.

    First, you create a second way in. It can be anything from dedicated streets for cargo with all the loading docks to shared warehouses at the edge of the city and underground tunnels like Disney. The main idea is to dedicate most streets to people and bikes, which can have all the storefronts

    Or the easy way we could do far more quickly… Instead of slicing space you slice time. Limit deliveries from 4am to 7am, maybe an afternoon slot if necessary. The idea being people get the prime time, and you work out the logistics with that constraint

    For better logistics, limit the size of the trucks and do shared distribution centers as a buffer for normal shipping times.

    Ideally, you do #2 while transitioning to #1. Put a slowly increasing off hour delivery tax and create an incentive. The logistics will magically come together as the tax grows

    • Semi-Hemi-Lemmygod
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      02 months ago

      Limit deliveries from 4am to 7am

      Oh boy I sure do love being woken up at 5am because the loud-ass delivery truck is restocking the grocery store.

      • @theneverfox
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        32 months ago

        I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but I do sometimes get woken up by the garbage truck. Not often, but it’s loud as shit and comes just before 5am… IDK if it’s bad luck, but everywhere I’ve ever lived seems to have garbage trucks that came well before sunrise, and they’re about the loudest trucks before you get up to construction vehicles

        Unloading a truck isn’t even on the same volume scale. Especially if we used small trucks from a distribution center outside the city. Other countries do it, and we do it already, just not in the same numbers I’m proposing

        This doesn’t sound like an actual issue to me