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.


Polarius-branded electric-assist bicycle.

ding! Bikes using Downtown Winter Park Farmer's Market to demostrate brands of electric-assist bicycles to local residents.

Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California is site for inaugural Electric Bike Media event on February 13, 2013.

Inaugural event will introduce media attendees to electric bicycles in America, and features Bikes Belong VP Bruno Maier and EV World's Bill Moore.

Koga Sparta electric-assist bicycle

Accell Group, the Dutch company which owns brands such as Koga, Lapierre and Ghost reported a 23 per cent increase in electric-assist bicycle sales year-on-year.


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