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FUTURE? The rise of the e-bike

Like it or not, they are coming.  Maybe even for me one day (a normal one, not a scooter-type thing), when my knees give out.  Some days that feels closer than others. These days, e-bikes are booming in popularity in Europe and China where they’re revered for their low impact on the environment. According to […]


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FAIL: E-scooters now legal in Toronto bike lanes

The idea was first proposed in a staff report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in January, but at the time councillors on the committee rejected it.   But when the report came before council late Thursday evening, members reversed the earlier decision, voting 23-17 to approve the report’s original recommendations. Most of council’s right […]


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Write the Public Works Committee about electric scooters in bike lanes.

E-bike riders seek equality with pedal-pushing counterparts

CycleToronto has a great rundown of what the city’s proposal to allow “e-bikes” in bikelanes will mean for Toronto’s cyclists.  Be sure and click through and send an email to the Public Works Committee about why this is a misguided proposal. This Thursday, members of Public Works & Infrastructure Committee will consider a set of […]


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E-bikes banned from Martin Goodman Trail

E-bikes banned from Martin Goodman Trail

via the Toronto Star: A sign that went up quietly last week prohibits electric bikes from using the Martin Goodman Trail. Perched at the entrance near Bathurst St. and Queens Quay W., the sign is raising the ire of electric bike (or e-bike) users. The ban is “inconsistent” with the shift to greener ways of […]


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