Bike Delivery Guys Are Less Than Thrilled About Their New Safety Class

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On Thursday, the City Council followed through on its threat to make delivery food take even longer by passing a package of bills that crack down on scofflaw cyclists, and it threw in an extra layer of discomfiture for riders on top of the orange vests they now must wear: They have to go to safety classes. Employers will pay for those classes, and the new safety gear they'll be supplying to their riders (including a reflective vest with the business's name and a three-digit ID code on it). This does not sit well with the delivery guys — or at least one pizza delivery man who told The Wall Street Journal that he isn't the one who needs the safety class. "We don't try and hurt anyone — I'm worried about my safety too," said Hanany Kamel, who works for Papa Johns. "I have four kids at home that I try to ride safe for. Many times the light is green and pedestrians are crossing the street and putting my life in danger." Not to mention holding hot pizzas hostage.