PHOTO CAPTION: Couple riding electric-assist bicycles.

Electric Bicycles Pose Dilemma For Toronto

City is asking, via online survey, what their views are on electric-assist bicycles and mopeds.

Published: 14-Apr-2013

Shunned by cyclists and too slow to keep up with motorists, electric bike riders have long struggled to carve out a place on Toronto’s streets.

And the battle is about to get even more fierce.

As the city reviews its bylaws governing the operation of e-bikes, the transportation service department is requesting public input on where these vehicles fit in Toronto’s transportation mix.


Bionx electric-assist bicycle.

Electric-assist bicycles seen as way to make it easier for people to use dedicated bike lanes in cities like Calgary in Canada.

Micah Toll with PEVO electric bicycles.

23 year old plans to manufacture his PEVO electric bicycles in Israel.

Problematic electric-assist moped isn't a bicycle nor a full motor scooter, but its a popular, affordable two-wheeler.

Vanier residents who ride scooter-type electric-assist two-wheelers find that while they can use them on city-owned bike lanes, they are banned form the National Capital Commission multi-use pathways.


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