Pols, food delivery service providers clash over proposed e-bike regulations

The New York City Council chambers were split over legislation from a Bronx council member presented during a committee hearing on Jan. 31, which would require delivery workers to have regulated e-bikes at the expense of their employer.     

Sponsored by Bronx Council Member Oswald Feliz, Introduction T2024-0072 would require any powered mobility device used by food service delivery workers to meet local standards — but at the responsibility of the third-party services the workers deliver for, like DoorDash, Uber Eats and GrubHub.