NEW YORK (PIX11) — In the wake of the Manhattan high-rise fire last weekend, the New York City Council is introducing new bills Monday to address e-bike safety.
A faulty lithium-ion battery sparked the blaze that injured dozens of people on Nov. 5. Officials said about an average of four fires a week are blamed on the battery.
The FDNY will also be at City Hall to discuss the proposed laws because the agency is concerned with the sales of e-bikes and scooters ahead of the holiday season. The New York City Housing Association want to ban them from their properties.