Survey: Do Electric Bikes Belong on the Road or the Bikepath?

From Catherine Porter at the Star: "Get on the road, jackass!" That's just one of the friendly salutations Daryl Wiebe received on his commute home from work. I had already given him a good piece of my mind and thought he was polluting the bike path on a moped. Turns out what he rides is green, clean and completely legal." It's an electric bike. And in Ontario, it is legal to use the bike paths and lanes, even though it looks like a scooter and goes as fast as one. ::The Star

This is an interesting issue. A gas powered moped is treated like a motorized vehicle but electrics are treated like bikes, to encourage their use and get people out of cars. But it is as big and as fast as a gas powered unit.



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