Cuomo has said he is reluctant to sign a bill legalizing ebikes and electric scooters because of safety concerns. The governor had said the legislation should include a provision requiring that riders wear helmets.
I’m all for helmets but such a provision would limit eScooter rentals. There should be an exemption for such rentals.
Current state and city law prohibits e-bike and e-scooter riders from streets and sidewalks. Violators face a $500 fine.
But run someone over with a car? Walk away free!
Some 101 on the types of electric skateboards from Pavel Garmas:
Melodie Bryant rides a new Manhattan crosstown bike lane that is mostly protected:
An irregular series of briefer posts about Alt-Wheels.