SHIFTING ON E-BIKES
New York bill would legalize, and regulate electric bicycles for business use.
State Senator Jose Peralta and State Assemblyman Aravella Simotas have sponsored the bill to allow business use of electric bikes in NY. Delivery e-bikes have become known for giving pedestrians and drivers problems, by riding on sidewalks, riding the wrong way, and zipping through traffic. Under the bill, licensed delivery riders would face losing their legal status if they break traffic laws.
New Yorkers want their food fast, but they also want the streets as safe as possible. Marco Conner of the watchdog group transportation alternatives says there have not been many complaints to them about e-bikes.
Read the full story in AM New York here. May 28th edition.by