Toronto Mike

Electric Bikes Don't Belong in Bike Lanes

Electric Bikes Don't Belong on Bike Paths

There's a trend emerging that I'd like to nip in the bud.  I'm an avid user of Toronto's bike lanes and trails, and recently I've seen people using these lanes while riding an electric bike.

It saw it again today on Royal York.  E-bikes belong on the road with automobiles, trucks and motorcycles, not on bike paths.

While in Amsterdam last year, I noticed the electric bikes and scooters rode alongside bicycles on their extensive bike path system.  I didn't like it there, and I hate it here.

If you're going to ride in the bike lane, use your pedals and turn off the motor.  Thanks.

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