NYC piloting public locker storage to reduce package theft, delivery truck traffic


The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) will launch a pilot program this summer to place secure, public lockers on Big Apple sidewalks for sending and receiving packages, hoping to both cut down on rampant package theft and reduce the truck traffic and pollution associated with home deliveries.

LockerNYC, as the program is being called, will kick off this summer at 15 sidewalk locations across the city, which have yet to be determined, and will last for one year. Customers will be able to pick up or drop off parcels at the lockers 24/7. DOT is partnering with delivery companies like UPS, DHL, and Pitney-Bowes, which will do drop-offs and pickups at the centralized lockers in a manner the agency says will cut down on the number of trips made by delivery trucks.