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STUDY: App-Based Food Orders Most Likely Outnumber Ride-Hailing Trips in Mass., with Major Impacts on Traffic, Climate & Low-Wage Workers

STUDY: App-Based Food Orders Most Likely Outnumber Ride-Hailing Trips in Mass., with Major Impacts on Traffic, Climate & Low-Wage Workers Dark stores, emissions from delivery vehicles, and third-party app fees all have major effects on local economies, MAPC research finds; policy changes should incentivize e-bikes, data sharing, zoning for curbside management & state-level labor protections. […]

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New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts

New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts New research from MAPC finds that online shopping is having major impacts on pollution, traffic, and industrial rents in Greater Boston. The Commonwealth is seeing rising numbers of delivery trucks and vans on the roads, as people increasingly order online for goods, meals, and groceries. For these […]

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Study: Online Shopping Causing Major Uptick in Pollution, Traffic, Industrial Rents in Greater Boston

            Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2021  Boston – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a new study on e-commerce in Massachusetts, finding that this rapidly growing industry is already having major impacts on the job market and transportation network of Greater Boston, […]

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