Another tech giant is now stepping up to help delivery workers access safe e-bikes amid a scourge of deadly fires linked to faulty lithium-ion batteries — a week after Uber unveiled two trade-in programs to swap out bad power packs.
The San Francisco-based tech giant, which so far has remained relatively silent on an issue that has blazed through the city, is helping fund the two separate pilot programs both aimed at improving access to safe e-bikes and batteries.
On Tuesday night, dozens of family members, friends, and mourners crowded onto the same sidewalk in Sunset Park where Yener Rodas, a delivery worker, was stabbed to death during a botched robbery last Saturday.
The nominees include a leader of the deliverista movement, an indefatigable Chelsea legend, the Riders Alliance, the Bridges for People campaign and a woman who yelled at Eric Adams to do more about road safety.
A major food delivery app is now promising grocery deliveries to your doorstep in under 15 minutes, joining the growing market of ultra-fast delivery from start-ups such as Gorillas, JOKR, and Fridge No More.