Three Brooklyn Council members whose districts all touch Prospect Park are demanding that the Parks Department allow the battery-boosted bikes to be used inside the greenspace, which, like other city parks, don't permit e-bikes.
Private buildings and institutions are banning e-mobility devices amid growing fears over fires attributed to faulty lithium-ion batteries that have killed six people this year and left many more without a home. But is this the right way to go about it?
In New York, a significant pay raise for city delivery workers could end up increasing the number of deliveries made per hour, which might unleash more two-wheeled deliveristas crisscrossing the city's deadly streets at all hours of the day and night. Be careful what you wish for?