New ordinance passed for E-Bikes

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson City Council Members Paul Durham and Steve Kozachik held an electronic bike demonstration Thursday.

The councilors wanted to highlight the functional uses of E-Bikes and remind riders about the newly established rules the mayor and Tucson City Council passed.

The new ordinance allowed E-Bikes to be shared use paths. Previously, the rules didn't allow for any motorized vehicles on paths like the loop. However, under the new ordinance, riders on a shared-use path must slow down to 10 mph when overtaking pedestrians or equestrians.

There is also a limit at how fast the E-Bikes can go. That limit is 20 mph.

Organizer James Lorentzen said this can help get people on a bike for the first time or back on a bike after an injury.

The demonstration was held in the Hi Corbett Field parking lot.

 

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