With delivery services growing, bikes provide the solution

One answer is bicycle delivery, a clean solution that can dart past cars and avoid clogging city streets. For decades, bike couriers have been iconic in New York City, speeding important packages faster than the U.S. mail. In recent years, aided by technology, bike couriers have spread wildly across the country. UPS, for instance, is now delivering on e-bikes.

Bicycle delivery also provides low-cost, flexible employment, particularly for people seeking part-time and temporary work. Done right, customers, couriers, and cities all benefit.