Life’s Getting Harder for Delivery Guys

Sidewalk riding is about to get more expensive.
Sidewalk riding is about to get more expensive.Photo: Randy Harris

It seems the city’s “Don’t Be a Jerk” safe biking campaign isn’t working: The Daily News has it that powers are working on legislation that would jack up the current $100 fine on delivery bikers who ride on sidewalks. The new rules would likely also target the commercial bikers’ bosses (restaurants and messenger services), which seems appropriate, since they’re the ones paying virtually nothing and applying the pressure to make quick trips. Ordinary bikers, don’t worry: Your right to terrorize pedestrians by riding on the sidewalk will not be affected by these new laws. [NYDN, Related]