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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.

October 4, 2023

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.

September 15, 2023

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.

September 12, 2023

Friday’s Headlines: Migrants and Mopeds Edition

NYPD officers staged an early morning raid on unlicensed mopeds parked outside a Bushwick migrant shelter. Plus more news.

September 8, 2023

The Moped Crisis: Cops Seize Illegal Vehicles from Central Park Vendor

The NYPD says it seized a handful of mopeds from someone renting the illegal two-wheeled devices near Central Park.

September 1, 2023

The Moped Crisis — An Analysis: The City Needs a Systemic Fix, Justice for Workers and Accountability by Tech Giants

Mayhem — and, more accurately, the perception of mayhem — on the streets of the city is provoking a new backlash against delivery workers. But are poor workers really the ones to blame?

August 23, 2023

NYPD Offers Few Details About Supposed Crackdown on Illegal Mopeds

The NYPD conducted a weekend blitz of illegal mopeds and other devices — but beyond that, the agency isn't saying much.

August 22, 2023

Deliveristas Turning to Gas-Fueled Mopeds: ‘I Don’t Have a Place to Charge the E-Bike’

Workers say that longer delivery distances are also prompting the switch.

July 27, 2023

Horrific Crash on Manhattan Bridge Bike Path Underscores Moped Crisis

Illegal and legal mopeds are forbidden yet are increasingly common on the span as delivery workers shift to faster vehicles to make their meager living.

July 27, 2023

Latest Cop Crackdown on Deliveristas Misses the Point: Advocates

The crackdown underscored how companies like DoorDash and UberEats earn millions while mostly immigrant "independent contractors" are subject to all of the legal punishment and road danger.

July 14, 2023