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De Blasio Announces Crackdown On E-Bike Riders – Upper West Side

(DNAINFO)  Jackson Chen | October 20, 2017 — It’s pedals or penalties.

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would begin cracking down on electric bicycles, or e-bikes, by targeting the businesses that enable their usage.

Currently, those operating the bicycles that are equipped with an electric motor are subject to confiscation and fines up to $500. But starting next year, businesses that employ delivery riders with e-bikes will receive a summons and a $100 fine, which will double for each subsequent offense.

While electric bikes are legal to own in the city, e-bike users are subject to fines when they’re used on city streets.

Source: De Blasio Announces Crackdown On E-Bike Riders – Upper West Side – New York – DNAinfo