The Take-out Industry Is Booming Thanks To Silicon Valley, But These Are the People Getting Left Behind

E-bikes, and the large population of delivery cyclists who ride them, are the key to New York City’s booming takeout industry. So why does the city confiscate and ticket them at an alarming rate? Cycling advocates say it’s part of an outdated law that affects populations of immigrants working long hours, often serving as contractors who lack health insurance and the ability to sue their employers or push back on tech industry behemoths. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the crackdown is a response to safety concerns and community complaints, and regulation is aimed at businesses that break the law. HuffPost took to the streets on two wheels to examine how the system is failing immigrants and what can be done to fix it.

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