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Midtown fire sparks debate over e-bike regulations

FDNY, Deliveristas weigh in on Council bills

Posted 11/18/22

The number of electric bikes and scooters populating city streets has grown exponentially since they first started appearing en masse in 2020. Commuters, but particularly food delivery workers, have come to rely on these electric micro-mobility devices as faster and lower-effort alternatives to traditional bikes and scooters. 

But just as e-bikes have proliferated, so has the number of fires attributed to the lithium-ion batteries that power the bikes.

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