I understand the desire to get bikes off the “dangerous” streets, but what about the bodies of pedestrians who have to endure the dangers of great bodily harm from these human projectiles? Now these electric assisted bikes traveling upwards at speeds of 30 fps are to travel in the same tight vicinity of said pedestrians?
My wife and I are in the late 70s, we both have our shares of life’s dings and dents. We both love our walks on the Greenbelt with our service dog Blue. Now we have to put our remaining precious years into the hands of people who may or may not know (or care) if they put us in the danger of great bodily harm.
On the road are vehicles powered by “motors,” which are powered by gasoline, liquid petroleum gas, diesel oil, hydrogen, 110 or 220 volt AC converted to various DC volt rates. Point being: They are all motors. How did it get to be a question on a bike? It is a motor and does not belong on lanes designated for people.
Robert A. and Monica J. Taylor, Boise