Dept. of Consumer Affairs
City Wants Delivery Giants to Give Workers Safe Batteries and Bikes — and Take Dangerous Ones Off the Street
Mayor Adams wants to require food delivery services to establish and pay for a trade-in program for illegal, uncertified, and gas-powered devices.
Mayor Adams Claims He’ll Create a ‘Department of Sustainable Delivery’
For now, there'll only be a task force to study the creation of Adams's proposed Department of Sustainable Delivery, which would be a first-in-the-nation entity to regulate new modes of delivery.
Labor Gains: Delivery Workers Say New Minimum Wage Lets Them Ride Safely
“You don't have to risk your life to try to save two minutes anymore. You can ride safely and have a better chance of making it home at the end of the shift,” said Josh Wood, who mostly delivers for Uber.
Delivery Companies Don’t Want to Supply Delivery Workers With Safe Batteries and Bikes
Bronx Council Member Oswald Feliz introduced the legislation, but the tech companies don't like it.
Amazon Stops Selling Illegal Batteries After City Cease-and-Desist Letter
Following a cease-and-desist letter from the city, Amazon, at least, has partially reformed its illegal ways.
NYPD Steps Up Effort Against Illegal Mopeds, But Some Advocates Want a Different Approach
The NYPD seized some illegal wheels from delivery workers in the middle of their route on Wednesday, part of a stepped-up effort.
Online Retailers Selling Illegal Batteries and Mopeds to City Buyers
Call it Amazon crime: The mammoth online retailer is selling illegal batteries and mopeds to city residents, despite such devices being forbidden from city streets.
Enforcement of Illegal Batteries — and, Apparently, Mopeds — Starts on Saturday
The city says it will send out inspectors this weekend to begin enforcement of a new law prohibiting the sale of uncertified lithium-ion power cells.
The Moped Crisis: Safe Streets Group Issues Policy Recommendations
The city needs to rein in illegal mopeds with a combination of cracking down on rogue vendors, building safer roads for all users and better educating users.
Labor Pained: Tech Giants Sue City to Stop Minimum Wage for Delivery Workers
The city’s first-in-the-nation minimum wage for delivery workers faced a new challenge in court on Thursday, just days before it was set to launch.