Back in June, I shared my thoughts about e-bikes in bike lanes. I thought it was a bad idea. I still do.
A newly released city staff report recommends that the city make it legal for e-bikes to ride in most bike lanes.
This is a very bad idea. If you're not pedalling your bike, you don't belong in the bike lane. I fully understand the allure of e-bikes as an alternative to a car or motorcycle, they don't require a license or insurance and are a far greener mode of transportation, but for a cyclist in a bike lane they're downright dangerous.
If you're not pedalling, you belong on the street with cars, not on a bike lane with cyclists.