The huge in the popularity of online shopping is creating on the streets of our cities and on our road . As the number of online deliveries is skyrocketing, the of delivery trucks making sure we get our parcels has also increased. The result is that more trucks are clogging up city streets. This is increasing and adding to levels of pollution. There are hundreds more delivery trucks in cities around the world all trying to get parcels delivered on . Delivery drivers are battling for often non-existent parking . Many are forced to park illegally, or double park, adding to the gridlock for other road users. And the is set to intensify.
The BBC reports that the of parcel deliveries surged by almost 50 per cent between 2014 and 2016. It said this could continue to increase by up to 28 per cent a over the next three years. Many cities have taken measures to counteract the problems associated with the number of deliveries. Many cities in Europe and Asia have barred deliveries during times when roads are . London is looking at the of using buses for deliveries. Some areas of London are also cracking down on food delivery after their streets were being 'swarmed' by scooter . Food delivery companies in one London district must now apply for to operate.