The Latest News About Legalizing Alt-Wheels In New York

What’s next for e-bikes?

State Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic introduced legislation on Tuesday that would legalize e-bikes and e-scooters throughout the state. The legislation follows a measure in Cuomo’s proposed budget in January that would have amended vehicle and traffic laws to create official classifications for e-bikes and e-scooters and then allowed municipalities to decide whether to allow the devices on their streets.

But legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters failed to make it into the final state budget due to safety concerns – especially in New York City. The e-bikes in question are commonly referred to as throttle e-bikes, which are different from the pedal-assisted e-bikes that are currently legal in New York City and used, barring mechanical failures, by Citi Bike. While pedal-assisted bikes provide a boost as riders pedal; throttle e-bikes require no pedaling.

This is an excellent and comprehensive overview of the current situation. It’s the kind of piece I could never write because the issue doesn’t have another side — there is only Alt-Wheels winning.

My remaining life is short and I just have no time to waste debating idiots.

To everyone opposing Alt-Wheels, here is your wake-up call:

You’re an idiot!

Just get the hell out of our way! I don’t care if you don’t like me. You’re on the losing side. That’s all that matters to me. And I hope you leave office knowing that you have my contempt forever.

Previously here:

eScooters category
eSkateboards category
eUnicycles category

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