Evoforce wrote: GRA wrote:
Evoforce wrote:I created an electric full size folder but have had some unfortunate things happen and haven't been able to ride in a while. Have several others too! A very practical and fun form of transit!
I think the often-shared folding electric scooters that are now appearing in cities all over the place are excellent first/last mile vehicles, especially for people who have to wear business attire to work and can't get all sweaty. They're also easy to carry on mass transit. e-Bikes strike me as best suited for longer trips.
I agree! Some problems to contend with though are stupid laws that require pedals in a lot of States. So... can't be in the bike lane without pedals and can't be in the sidewalk either as a motorized toy.
My state(or is it city??) has such a law. A company recently put several dozen e-scooters on the sidewalks of St. Paul. I saw a couple outside my building and had to check them out. They had a barcode near the handlebar that you would scan with your smartphone after downloading an app. I believe it cost a dollar to use? Anyway the city put the kibosh on it, I believe something about them not being able to be used in sidewalks because they were motorized and not being able to be used on the road because they weren't up to road standards for a motorized device
Not sure if things have changed but last I checked, something like an e-bike wasn't really legal to be used on MN roads because of a law that said any motorized device on a public street needed to be licensed, just more ways for the state to make money if you ask me
My guess is if you purchased one and asked, you'd probably have to say it was for off
It's the same reason driving something like a golf cart on a public road is likely to get you a ticket