Preventing battery fires is supporting delivery workers. Ensuring all e-bike batteries are safe is supporting delivery workers. We can have both: A city free of dangerous fires and a city that supports its delivery workers. We want legislation that puts safe batteries in the hands of the delivery workers who rely on them.
New York City policies promise us safer streets, but drivers kill hundreds of people every year, including themselves. The city is giving us the opposite of the safety (not to mention the decarbonization) it promises. So let's make some streets illegal.
"Governments champion EVs to win voter support, and corporations offer optimistic product projections to lure investors. The reality is that electric cars will be less of a solution than presently expected."
Some government sources and advocates have claimed that the Department of Sanitation is not fully committed to reforming the commercial waste hauling industry. On the eve of today's Council oversight hearing, we asked DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch to fully clarify her agency's position.