Archive For The “ebikes” Category

E-bike riders seek equality with pedal-pushing counterparts

By | October 12, 2012

  In the battle for space on Toronto roads, a burgeoning group of people zipping around the city on electric-powered bicycles want to be treated like their counterparts on human-powered two-wheelers. A handful of “e-bike” riders showed up Thursday at the city’s public works and infrastructure committee, urging politicians to change the definition of a [...]

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E-bikers want in Bike Lanes

By | October 11, 2012

Toronto’s bike versus car debate was put on hold Thursday, as yet another player entered the fray in the fight for space on the city’s roads. E-bikes were on the agenda at a meeting of the public works committee at City Hall, where proponents of the battery-powered scooters petitioned councillors to change city rules that [...]

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When is an E-bike a Bicycle?

By | October 11, 2012

The public works committee has been asked to review its policy around electric bicycles. Specifically, if e-riders should be able to use cycling infrastructure, such as the new Sherbourne separated lanes or park trails. According to city bylaws, only bicycles that are “propelled by muscular power” are allowed on city bike lanes. E-riders argue the [...]

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