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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.