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.
- 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.