NEW YORK (WABC) – Delivery workers will soon be able to charge their phones and bikes and shelter from the weather in New York City’s new hubs.
Mayor Eric Adams and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the centers Monday morning.
They will convert existing infrastructure, such as abandoned newsstands, into charging stations, rest areas, and some will even provide bicycle repair services.
“We owe it to them because we are essential workers who need the necessary tools to do our jobs,” Adams said.
Schumer is promising a $1 million federal grant, but the mayor said they don’t yet know how many centers that will allow them to build.
The centers won’t have bathrooms because restaurants are required by law to provide them to delivery people. This law came into force this year.
There are more than 65,000 delivery drivers in New York who use the apps.
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