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New York City Driving Routes

The city that never sleeps is known for many things besides sleeping deprivation. It is the hub of commerce, the first welcome for many immigrants and full of history, culture and diversity. New York is a city with style and life which to many may seem cold and unfriendly, but quite the opposite is true. There are businesses that have been in family operation since the late 1800’s and of course new, rising stars around every corner. This is one of many reasons that make New York so great.

Originally settled by the Dutch, the streets were laid out in squares blocks, which is why you often hear New Yorkers give directions in city blocks. While the design is near perfect as any city can be, it is so populated it can make travel by vehicle very tricky. Businesses who rely on deliveries struggle with timing and service as it is a stressful city to navigate.
What can be done to alleviate some of the stress on the roads of New York? While the population continues to go up and city streets remain clogged with vehicles, the best you can do is to use delivery route planner that will reduce the stress of delivering on your drivers and give your customers accurate delivery times.

Let’s take a look at how an optimized route can make a difference in your delivery business.

One of the most common associations made with New York City is their world famous delis. There are so many of them, old and new that need to receive products on time in order to meet the needs of the business. A bakery in New York named Katz’s, makes the infamous NY rye for which the delis in the city clamor. In order to get their deliveries out to all five boroughs in the city, they must have a solid route plan.

Below is a route plan from Google Maps with 5 addresses of delis in the 5 boroughs.

New York route with Google Maps

New York route with Google Maps

As you can see, this route would take 2 hours and 25 minutes without traffic, it has tolls, and is approximately 75 miles.

Now let’s look at the same addresses, using a route planner:

New York Route Planner - MyRouteOnline

New York Route Planner – MyRouteOnline

This optimized route was entered the same way as the Google Maps addresses, however once you click ‘Plan My Route’, the program reorders the addresses for optimal driving. The time is reduced to an hour and 48 minutes though the number of miles has been increased to 79.5.

By using an optimized route, you can reduce your driver’s stress levels because they will have a hands free program they can use to get around the city. With an optimized route they don’t have to think about which route is best because it is already done for them! It is a win-win for your drivers, customers and the finally victory belongs to you, with a successful business. Try it for free today!

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