纽约的新电子自行车规则是错过电子自行车革命的整个点的僵尸

CC在第9次劳埃德·劳埃德改变/汽车和送货自行车。Lloyd改变/汽车和9日的送货自行车

It simply doesn't recognize that some e-bikes are just bikes with a boost, and is unfair to older or disabled riders, and long distance commuters.

纽约,城市和州都长期以来一直对电子移动性做些什么感到困惑。我们抱怨他们在电子骑自行车上的送货人员以及无法弄清楚如何规范它们。似乎最终将有解决许多这些问题的新规则。

但有一个基本的立法缺陷. All over the world, older riders, the disabled, and long-distance commuters are part of an e-bike revolution, getting more people on bikes, going longer distances. They are riding what are essentially pedal-assist bikes and, in most of the world, are treated like bikes. With these new rules, New York is totally missing the point and screwing it up, treating pedal-assist bikes the same as higher-powered throttle-controlled almost-motorcycles.

根据新的法律,所有这些都有三类“自行车,”所有这些都具有可操作的踏板和最大750瓦电机功率。

Class One只有当经营此类自行车的人踩踏时,才能提供援助的电子自行车,“并且停止辅助20英里/小时 - 基本上是一个非常强大的小型人。

Class Two似乎是相同的,有节流阀,没有要求它只是踏板辅助。同样的自行车,有油门。

三级is, again, pretty much the same thing, only it can go up to 25 MPH and can only be used in a city with a population of 1 million or more.

所有这些班级的自行车都可以看起来完全相同,实际上是如此类似的是,律法的整个部分需要每个电子自行车在列出课堂上的突出位置有一个大标签,电动机辅助速度和马达瓦特。

所有这些都集中在一起,使当局可以从“特定领域”中禁止其中任何一个,或者完全使用在这种城市,城镇或村庄内的电动助攻自行车。“所有这些都受到公共道路上的禁令,“Greenways”或任何城市或城镇的管辖范围内的属性。作为Gersh Kuntzman of Streetsblog notes,

新版本的账单特别是来自世界上最受欢迎的自行车道的Hudson River Greenway的E-Bikes和E-Scooters。哈德森河公园的官员本月早些时候发表了对绿道上的新移动设备进行了作证。显然,他们赢了。

因为他们一起肿了所有的电子骑自行车,所以他们在立法下有权力来禁止他们想要的地方。

But most e-bikes – the ones built to the EU standards in particular – are really just bikes with a little motor, 250 watts maximum. They are designed to go where bikes go, and are treated like bikes. They have been hugely popular with older cyclists in Europe, with people with disabilities, and with people who want to ride seriously long distances. They are bicycles, not motorcycles.

CC BY 2.0. Gazelle Medeo在Fort York Museum,Toronto / Lloyd改变

Gazelle Medeo在Fort York Museum,Toronto / Lloyd Alter /CC BY 2.0

So my new Gazelle is not going to be allowed on the Hudson River Greenway. It can be banned from wherever some anti-e-bike legislator who saw somebody ride against traffic without a helmet once wants to, on a whim, because it is just another e-bike. But not all e-bikes are the same, and the legislation's class separations are totally silly.

有一个原因是欧洲人以他们所做的方式建立了规则,以确保自行车车道中的电子自行车基本上是自行车。现在纽约忽略了所有这些,并将它们视为一些不能与自行车混合的高动力车辆。

这只是愚蠢和错误,符合大量的老年人或残疾人骑手,这些骑手通过电子自行车改变了他们的生活 - 或者,对于这件事情来说,许多人使用它们来长途跋涉的人比他们在常规上可以自行车。作为评论者伊丽莎白在Streetsblog指出:

你必须开玩笑......对不起,我不住在布鲁克林或皇后区。我住在上行(Way .... Uptown,喜欢在Tappan Zee Bridge附近)。绿道绝对对我的通勤至关重要。我知道我在说什么,我尝试了其他路线。

伊丽莎白仍在继续:

Advocates are "mostly pleased"? In the process, they're throwing suburban e-bike commuters under the bus: the ability for local municipalities to ban e-bikes, and the Hudson River Greenway ban, would both make class 1 e-bikes LESS useful than they are now. Makes me think these "advocates" have a narrow 5-borough understanding of e-bikes; and they're just hoping the rest of the state doesn't realize how bad this bill is for everybody else. Thanks for nothing.

另一个评论者也得到了这一点:

有点尊重老人和流动性问题的人,没有?任何可能受益于绿地的长途骑行但否则无法在没有踏板辅助自行车上才能受益的任何人都无法进入。这些政治家对这个东西愚蠢了。

使用我不喜欢轻松抛出的单词,法律是年龄和能力和歧视性。整个世界都在购买这些东西,因为他们为这么多人做了骑自行车。纽约只是搞砸了每个骑着它们的人,与准摩托车和踏板车一起把它们放在一起。这是一步向后。

更新:人们开始认识到这个问题。查看StreetsBlog,Hey, West Side Greenway, Citi Bike Called and It Wants Its Bike Lane Back!