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New city ordinance passed for E-Bikes

Posted at 10:17 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 12:08:58-04

Tucson City Council Members Paul Durham and Steve Kozachik held an electric bike demonstration Thursday.

The council members 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 allows e-bikes on city shared use paths. Previously, the rules didn't allow for any motorized vehicles on paths, and they still won't be allowed on county-run paths including The Loop.

Under the new ordinance, riders on city 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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