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New York landlords are banning e-bikes even when the batteries meet safety standards

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Rebecca Morley

Rebecca has been in cycling journalism since 2018. She started out at trade title BikeBiz and still contributes features to its monthly magazine, and was also named one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019.


7 months 1 week ago

Inclined to say "Good." I'm sure there are responsible ebike riders but here, in SE London, they are so few and far between compared with ebikers of all demographics who ride recklessly, with no adherence to Highway Code. They are a serious danger to pedestrians and other cyclists, including diligent ebikers

7 months 2 weeks ago

There are special fireproof boxes for sale where batteries can be safer charged. A step in between could be a requirement to use such a box. 

7 months 2 weeks ago

even when the batteries meet safety standards


 The chargers are as much part of the problem, especially when they are not the original. It's difficult to steal both at the same time, so inevitably incompatible or just plain bad chargers get used.