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E-Bikes in Bike Lanes? Don't Legalize It!

Electric Bikes Don't Belong on Bike Paths

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.

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