NY Bicycling Coalition Hosts Pedal-Assist Electric Bicycle Demo At Empire State Plaza

May 1, 2018

The New York Bicycling Coalition is hosting an electric bicycle demonstration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany to kick off bike month.

Proponents of e-bikes say they are an environmentally sustainable form of transportation and recreation and provide up to 75 percent of the health and fitness benefits of a conventional bike.  New York Bicycling Coalition's Leah Golby:

"What's great about pedal-assist e-bikes is that they can allow individuals who have physical challenges to enjoy riding a bicycle."

People will be able to check out and ride pedal-assist e-bikes until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The bikes are legal to sell in New York, but are not defined as bicycles nor regulated in state vehicle and traffic law.

NOTES:

  • Between 10:30 and 11:30 mother will demo cargo bike with child.
  • The e-bikes at the demonstration will be pedal-assist e-bikes as defined in A7791B/S6029B, a common sense bill that NYBC supports.
  • NYC recently issued a proposed rule to allow pedal assist e-bikes on NYC streets, this rule opens the door for e-bikeshare to operate in NYC. NYBC supports NYC's efforts and wants to see e-bikes legalized across NYS. NYC's proposed rule aligns closely with A7791B/S6029B.