Four Transportation and Street Safety Bills That Albany Failed to Pass
Bill to allow electric bikes on the streets in New York State fails to pass.
While the bill would have legalized e-bikes in New York and brought the state in line with federal law, it also included a prohibition on operators or passengers under the age of 16, which Wilson said would be an issue for families looking to use e-assist cargo bikes. Anyone using an e-bike would also have been required to wear a helmet. Wilson hopes for legislation next session to legalize electric-assist bicycles without subjecting them to additional rules.by