Ordinance Promoting the Use of Electric-Assisted Bikes and Scooters

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Type: Ordinance

Status: Model

Source File: http://www.electric-bikes.com/scooters/ordinance.html

Text:

ORDINANCE PROMOTING THE USE OF ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BIKES AND SCOOTERS IN THE [YOUR JURISDICTION].

THE COUNCIL OF YOUR JURISDICTION DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to clarify the position of the YOUR JURISDICTION in regard to the use of electric-assisted bicycles and push scooters within the YOUR JURISDICTION. These devices shall be treated as bicycles, and be subject to the same regulations and provisions governing bicycles within the city. These transportation devices offer safe, pollution-free mobility to all residents. The YOUR JURISDICTION finds that over-dependence on automobiles is harming the health of its residents, the peaceful ambiance of our community, and the surrounding environment. Electric bikes and scooters offer mobility for those who are physically unable or otherwise unwilling to drive or ride a pedal-only bicycle, while offering all residents relief from traffic congestion, reduction in air pollution, reduction in noise, and improved quality of life. Over 150 U.S. law-enforcement agencies deploy electric-assisted bicycles in their daily patrols, including the YOUR JURISDICTION (IF APPLIES) Department and find them to be both useful and safe.

Section 2. Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to the provisions of this ordinance:

(a) Electric-assisted bicycle or push scooter. An electric assisted bicycle or scooter means any electric transportation device, with an electric motor that is incapable of propelling the vehicle at speeds greater than 20 miles per hour.

Section 3. Prohibitions. Electric bicycles and scooters shall be prohibited from travelling wherever bicycles are prohibited, and shall be subject to all rules and regulations governing the ownership, maintenance and use of bicycles

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