Accessible streets: The government’s proposed reform of electric scooters, electric bikes and the fight for the road
Scooter and bike operators should be pleased with the long-awaited discussion paper released this morning by Assistant Secretary of Transportation Julie Anne Ghent.
According to its advice, electric scooter can ride on the pavement (despite the speed limit), where they will be blocked by electric bicycles and bicycle (currently bans the pavement) ,and helmet will no longer be compulsory.Recently International Transport Forum suggested that low power vehicle drivers obey the rules of the same as the driver of drunken car-driving, and put an end to the charges per minute, in order to pretend speeding and running red lights.
Bicycles and electric bikes will be allowed on trails under proposed changes to accessible streets.
Currently, only children are allowed to ride.
Getting cyclists to add scooters to the trail won't please all pedestrians, but it's cheaper than building bike lanes everywhere.
The distance between cars and low power cars is also discussed.
"In order to ensure the safety of the people on the road, we suggest that the driver to the riding riding equipment such as electric bicycles, electric scooters, overtaking will overtake the minimum distance is set to 1 m/falls below 60 km/h or 1.5 meters [above 60 km/h], ride a bike or walk in no pavement on the road - we know that's what most people have tried to give the gap."
Lance Wiggs, a security campaigner, said: "Almost a metre is too close;
Too close to be safe.
Mr. Wiggs also questioned the discussion paper's claims about helmets.
It said: "We have not addressed the current requirement for helmets to be worn on accessible streets.
That means cyclists will still have to wear helmets on bike lanes, bike lanes and roads.
We encourage people to wear helmets using unpowered and unpowered transport equipment, but it is not mandatory."