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    Toronto Allows EScooters in Bike Lanes


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    Actually, they don't. As far as I understand an article in the Star last week, they only allow ebikes. The bigger and heavier escooters will not be allowed. The article you posted shows the 40 kG restriction and must be able to be pedaled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    Actually, they don't. As far as I understand an article in the Star last week, they only allow ebikes. The bigger and heavier escooters will not be allowed. The article you posted shows the 40 kG restriction and must be able to be pedaled.
    Problem is that the ones I refer to as E Scooters are marketed as Ebikes to circumvent the laws regarding licenses and such. Why they have pedals and cranks which despite being utterly useless as they are so bloody wide. Your knees would hurt. And are called EBikes in the product literature. So a person buying them will think they are okay to be in the bike lane and not care.

    To be honest... what scares me more is that these are what people who have suspended or banned from driving for alcohol issues. Well, this is what they pick up and carry on business as usual.

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    Next time I take a 3.4 km detour on my way home to experience the full 650 meters of on-street bike lane North York has available, I'll keep an eye out for those guys.

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    That's kind of funny. When I was commuting with my bike, someone asked me if my license was suspended. Why else would you ride a bike? I get downtown typically a couple of times a week and those scooters can be a bit of a menace. Actually it's the drivers. They try to get around like a bike, but are way too big and tend to clog up both the bike lanes and car traffic. I am pretty sure that downtown commuter actually have them for other reasons than that they have lost their license. As mentioned above, there aren't that many bike lanes and they are not separated, so they are basically sharing the road anyway. At any rate, this will make no difference to anything anytime soon as it probably will not be enforced unless they have the cash grab blitzes like the ones where they give you tickets for not having a bell.
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    Toronto city council voted to allow electric bikes to use bike lanes on Thursday.



    So, drive in those areas only on Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and well you know what I mean.
    Here in Hamilton they go wherever they like anyway.

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