Borough of Queens Considering More E-Bike Regulations

Electric bikes that can exceed 15 mph are considered illegal in New York City.

Published: 25-Jun-2012

If City Council members’ bills get passed, electric bicycle riders will have to abide by several regulations, which include completing a “bicycle safety course.”

Andrea Bender, a spokeswoman for Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), who is also the chairman of the Committee on Transportation, said the council members were planning a June hearing on the issue, but it is likely to be pushed back to the fall.

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