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New York State May Finally Legalize Electric Bikes And Scooters. Here's Why That's a Big Win For Food Delivery Workers

As electric bikes and scooters gain popularity across the United States, New York is looking to get in on the trend. State legislators have reached an agreement that would legalize electric bikes and scooters, as reported by The Verge . If passed, the bill — A07431B — would remove the state’s overall ban on e-bikes and scooters. However, individual cities would be allowed to decide how they want to regulate the vehicles. In New York City, people over the age of 18 will be allowed to ride e-bikes and scooters in the streets, unless the city changes that rule, Gizmodo reported . Currently, the bill doesn’t allow people to use the devices on sidewalks. NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to be supportive of the bill. “We appreciate this commonsense legislation that clarifies the rules around e-bikes on our streets. Safety for everyone on our roads is our priority, and we look forward to working with legislators and communities as we develop bans to implement the new law,” a spokesperson...

Vanessa Taylor

Jun 18, 2019