E bike crackdown

The NYPD has seized hundreds of throttled-powered e-bikes from delivery workers over the years — many of which are now sitting in a warehouse unused, and could easily be returned to their original owners.
"We are suspending that enforcement for the duration of this crisis," the mayor announced during a press briefing.
According to the NYPD, only 71 e-bike citations were issued to businesses in all of 2019, while 1,052 summonses—which carry $500 fines—were given to riders.
At a press conference to highlight crime statistics, the mayor dismisses the significance of data.
The bill would have legalized e-bikes often used by tens of thousands of immigrant delivery workers.
Cuomo has until the end of the month to sign legislation that would legalize e-bikes and e-scooters.
'The time is now to legalize e-bicycles and electric scooters.'
Police officers issued 669 e-bike tickets, 1,383 moving violations, and seized 910 e-bikes in 2018, according to the NYPD. Just 210 businesses were given citations for using e-bikes.
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