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NYC 1,000 pedal-assisted bikes will be in service by next April

NYC 1,000 pedal-assisted bikes will be in service by next April

By Vincent Baronevin.barone@amny.com  @vinbarone Updated August 20, 2018 5:59 PM In anticipation of the L train shutdown, the de Blasio administration announced Monday that 1,000 new pedal-assisted Citi Bikes will be added to the fleet by April, when the L will stop running to and through Manhattan. “(Citi Bike has) become part of our life. It is the way that we want to get around our city to be able to do things. The pedal-assist bike just extends that. It gives you a little boost. It makes you feel really good,” said Jay Walder, the CEO of Motivate. “I think now...

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DOT Announces Adoption of Final Rule Governing Pedal-Assist Bicycles

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DOT Announces Adoption of Final Rule Governing Pedal-Assist Bicycles

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release #18-038 Contact: Scott Gastel City Record published new rule today that clarifies legality of pedal-assist bicycles; Rule takes effect on Saturday, July 28, making clear that throttle-controlled e-bikes continue to remain illegal The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that pursuant to the provisions of the City Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA), its new rule clarifying the legality of pedal-assist bicycles had been adopted – and published today in the City Record. The new rule establishes that pedal-assist bicycles are permissible, while throttle-controlled e-bikes continue to be illegal to operate on City streets under State...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces New Framework to Clarify Legality of Pedal-Assist Bicycles

April 3, 2018 A new DOT rule will define and regulate pedal-assist bicycles for use on New York City streets NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that DOT will begin the rule-making process to clarify that pedal-assist bicycles are legal to operate in New York City. The new rule will recognize that pedal-assist bicycles are permissible, whereas throttle e-bikes, capable of travel at speeds over 20 MPH, cannot be legally operated on City streets under State law. “As cycling continues to grow in popularity for commuting, deliveries and tourism, we are seeing the demand for pedal-assist bicycles that...

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