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You may have noticed a growing trend, especially if you make the trip down to New York City. The trend is that people are riding around scooters and bicycles on the streets that are run on electricity instead of the rider, calling them e-bikes and e-scooters. It’s something that’s also been happening here in the capital, but there have been a lot of people that have opposed them. Even police officers have confiscated e-bikes, but they could be a much more common form of transportation in the future.

Delivery drivers are the ones that have been using e-bikes the most, though there are many people that enjoy riding them through the streets. The 2020 coronavirus outbreak led to a lot of people wanting to get rid of the e-bikes on streets, but many are seeing the value of having it as a form of transportation that’s safer. One source close to state legislators said that the politicians are closer to moving to allowing e-bikes on the streets.

“Things are looking positive, especially with the governor’s support for the bill,” the source said. “With the pullback from public transportation...people have come to see e-bikes and e-scooters as more than a novelty. We could see a smaller budget than we’re used to, but if lawmakers see merit on certain policies, they’re getting those things done, and that includes e-bikes and e-scooters. As cities are looking at transportation options post-pandemic, micromobility is being seen as a valuable option, especially compared to an increase in car ownership.”

There are three different classes of e-bikes that are currently in use. A class 1 bike would also have pedal assistance, and can go no faster than 20 miles per hour. Class 2 has the same amount of speed, but is mostly used with throttling power. Then, there’s class 3, which can go upward of 25 miles per hour and are completely throttle controlled. These are the ones that New York officials have been cracking down on, but making them legal could be a big benefit, and the only enforcement would be staying in particular lanes and wearing helmets. If these bills pass, then you’re likely to see more of them in downtown areas throughout New York.

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