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Expand off-hour deliveries in conjunction with noise monitoring

DOT will encourage off-hour deliveries, with a focus on large buildings in areas with high pedestrian and bicycle activity. Shifting deliveries to overnight hours decreases congestion and truck emissions. DOT will also work with the trucking industry to pilot low-noise truck technologies, as well as deploy a network of noise monitors and cameras to monitor off-hour delivery activity.


Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative


Related OneNYC Initiative


Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)


Update Description

DOT will target off-hour delivery education to businesses in Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, and Jamaica and encourage these businesses to adopt delivery service plans.

In Progress

DOT will launch the Off Hour Delivery Program in 2018, targeting 900 businesses in Manhattan as well as businesses in Downtown Brooklyn and Jamaica.

DOT will issue a RFP for a Manhattan Off-Hour Deliveries noise monitoring program.


DOT conducted a noise monitoring pilot program for Manhattan Off-Hour Deliveries (OHD) in late fall 2016 through winter 2017. DOT will develop a best practices document for OHD noise mitigation in 2018 in lieu of issuing an RFP.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


Update Description

DOT will continue to expand the off-hour deliveries program citywide.

DOT will work with partners to demonstrate low-noise technology in off-hour delivery programs.

DOT will manage the off-hour delivery noise monitoring program and coordinate with DEP on enforcement.