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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