The NY Times has a story about the increase in electric bikes used for delivery.

It is ironic that the cops have time to ticket cyclists for tote bags on the handlebars, but are too busy to ticket delivery bikers who are often a true hazard to pedestrians and other cyclists.

The Times interviewed Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the New York Police Department about the electric bikes which are not allowed on NYC streets by law.

"As to why, if they are illegal, there are still so many of them on city streets, Mr. Browne said more pressing crime issues take precedence."