I believe the ebike regulations were presented to the legislature with the budget. The legislature has the option to change or remove it prior to sending it to the Governor for signature into law. When the budget is passed it should also be passed. That is unless politicians play games with it like last year.Does anyone know when the law takes effect? Is it already in effect?
Without a VIN number it could not be titled, registered, or insured as a moped. NY State DMV has this chart listing requirements for what I guess you are describing they consider a Class B Limited-Use Motorcycle. Chris Nolte sells Class 3 ebikes from his shop in Brooklyn so perhaps contact Propel to find out how they can be legally ridden under the current NY State regulations.
That was the wording introduced last year in the assembly. It has since been amended by the governor in the state budget.
To get the enacted Governors rewording in the NY state budget open http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/navigate.cgi and in the boxes at the top type S07508B, uncheck Status and check Text and click Search.I think it is final.
Yes, as far as I can tell this is the enacted wording in the state budget. It goes against common sense for New York City to do its own thing apart from the rest of the country and not simply enact the People for Bikes/BPSA 3-class wording. Also problematic for the rest of upstate New York to declare "a bicycle with electric assist may only be operated on highways with a posted speed limit of thirty miles per hour or less"Is that final?
To get the enacted Governors rewording in the NY state budget open http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/navigate.cgi and in the boxes at the top type S07508B, uncheck Status and check Text and click Search.
Scroll down or do a text find on page for "PART XX" or search for "electric assist". There are several changes from the draft bill text in the PDF you linked, some changes are for the better such as removing the prohibition on carrying passengers under age 16 on an ebike (passengers under 1 year old are prohibited on both pedal bicycles and ebikes).
Flocknut, I very much like your interpretation of the 30 mph speed limit. I’m gonna hang my hat on that one. We live in Suburban Saratoga County where virtually all the county roads - and most of the state roads - are 45 or 55 mph. You couldn’t ride two miles from my house if excluded from Grooms Road.
As someone who spends a great deal of time along the Mohawk River on the Erie Canal infrastructure, I’m hoping to see reason applied to the Greenway as well. When I started with these things 3 1/2 years ago, I was the only ebike out there... now they’re all over the place, especially between Latham and Schenectady. A lot of people seem to commute to the GE facility on ebikes along the path.
It's bizarre that NY redefines what a "class 3" ebike is and has been codified in law by 22 state legislatures. It will further confuse the issue for many. If NY lawmakers want to do their own thing they should've come up with their own descriptive legal terms.New York City Council passes three bills legalizing ebikes in the City, the stupid prohibition on the Hudson River Greenway remains in place for now https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2020/06...islation-but-more-work-remains-advocates-say/