Toronto Puts Hold on E-Bike Access Proposal

Confusion over what constitutes an 'ebike' causes Toronto Public Works Committee to delay decision on status of electric scooters.

Published: 11-Jan-2014

The Public Works Committee has put the brakes on a proposal to allow electric scooters in bike lanes.

A city staff report released last week recommended changing by-laws to permit e-scooters in painted on-road bike lanes, but not on separated cycle tracks or off-road trails.

The idea angered many riders of traditional bikes who say the heavier, faster electric scooters are a hazard when they mix with cyclists.

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