The Hidden Costs of Food Delivery




They ring our apartment buzzer, hand over our order, and after an exchange of a few dollars, we never see them again. New Yorkers rely on bicycle delivery people every day, but the risks of their job are mostly hidden. Online services like Seamless and GrubHub are getting bigger, putting more workers on the road while regulations and safety measures lag behind.

Delivery riders for Dabah Restaurant, Lexington Avenue, NYC, photo by Eric Parker

Delivery riders for Dabah Restaurant, Lexington Avenue, NYC, photo by Eric Parker