Bicycle Pizza Delivery Causing Congestion on Sidewalks

Snowy roads have made for some extra congestion on New York City sidewalks. Pedestrians are dodging Domino’s pizza delivery workers traveling via bicycle on the city sidewalks.

Pedestrians have voiced complaints to the 24th precinct about the wayward delivery cycles. Officers have responded by telling pedestrians to call 911 when they see a delivery person using the sidewalks, but also said that unless they see a law being broken, there is not much they can do.

In 2012, Councilwoman Gale Brewer tried to instigate a crackdown on the cyclists using the sidewalks. The Department of Transportation attempted to work with various restaurants to make sure that their delivery people followed the rules. Brewer helped get a law passed that required delivery people to wear reflective vests and participate in a bicycle safety course.

These new complaints have prompted Brewer who is now Manhattan Borough President to work for even more to be done. Additional bike lanes have been suggested.

In the meantime, some Domino’s insist they will still ride on the sidewalks. “I don’t want to get hit by a car,” said one. “I don’t want to put myself in danger.”

 

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM