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There’s a radical disconnect between the way electric bikes are perceived on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. This October we got further confirmation of New York City’s bitter opposition to the mode, when Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to push harder on the city’s enforcement of its e-bike ban. Citing public concerns about reckless riding, de Blasio promised not just to stop and fine e-bike riders, but also to punish businesses who employ them for deliveries—all this just a fortnight after the NYPD publicised its latest round of confiscations of a vehicle the city deems unsafe and intrusive.   Over...

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Matthew DeBord has written an article at Business Insider about how cycling has exploded in New York over the last decade. Bike-sharing schemes have popped up, and there are bike lanes everywhere, and bike-oriented traffic signals. People ride their bikes year round, rain, shine, sleet, or snow. DeBord feels there are now as many bike shops as there once were dive bars (a rarity these days). He goes on to mention electric bikes, and how this vast flotilla of bikes has almost taken over the city's transportation ecosystem. "More than three-quarters of a million New Yorkers ride a bike regularly-250,000...

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The author is delighted to write about how the proliferation of bikes in New York is staggering. Bike-sharing schemes like CitiBike have helped, and there are bike lanes everywhere, with bike-oriented traffic signals. People ride their bikes year round, rain, shine, sleet, or snow. The author goes on to say that this NYC revolution is happening in many other American cities, and electric bikes are noticeable. "More than three-quarters of a million New Yorkers ride a bike regularly - 250,000 more than just five years ago." the NYC Department of Transportation said in its "Cycling in the City" report. Source...

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