Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Cartoon

A Round and a Roundy: Sleepy de Blasio’s E-Bike Hypocrisy

Cartoon: Bill Roundy

Editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy
Editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy
Editorial cartoon of Bill Roundy by editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy.

Last week, the city announced a new pilot program to encourage delivery companies to use cargo e-bikes rather than trucks. But our editorial cartoonist, Bill Roundy, sees right through the hypocrisy.

How could he not, given that Mayor de Blasio's NYPD is still routinely ticketing e-bike-using delivery workers, even as the mayor's Department of Transportation was welcoming companies such as Amazon, UPS and DHL to lean into e-bikes as the future of ground transportation in the city.

And Amazon isn't even being a good corporate citizen about it, stealing sidewalk space brazenly on Houston Street. Imagine if your average delivery worker did that! (You don't have to imagine it — the NYPD would confiscate his bike and give him a $500 ticket.)

If you like this rapier view of city politics, how about considering a small donation to Streetsblog during our December fundraising drive to help us continue doing the work we do. If so, just click the logo below:

It's our December donation drive. Please give from the heart (and wallet) by clicking the logo above.
It's our December donation drive. Please give from the heart (and wallet) by clicking the logo above.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Bedford Ave. Protected Bike Lane Would Benefit Residents, Businesses: Data

A new report debunks the common myth that street safety projects aren't built for the benefit of people who live in a given neighborhood.

July 16, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines: Rajkumar’s Citywide Bid Edition

The potential candidate for city comptroller cares more about "quality of life" than transportation, she says. Plus more news.

July 16, 2024

Report: The 3 Deadliest Districts for Pedestrians are Represented by Republicans

According to Smart Growth America, Suffolk County and the southwestern part of Nassau County are the worst places to be a pedestrian in the state.

July 16, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Who’s a Good Boy Edition

Too many of our four-legged family members are being killed by car drivers. Plus other news.

July 15, 2024

Delivery Worker Minimum Wage Shows Promise … For Some, Data Shows

New data from the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection shows minimum wage is bringing order to a previously wild industry.

July 15, 2024
See all posts