E-Bikes Are Not the Problem

Vision Zero Enforcement Should Be Based on Data, Not Complaints

Statement of Caroline Samponaro, Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives:

"Clearly, this e-bike crackdown is about listening to the loudest complainers, not listening to the data. In the Vision Zero era, there is no place for complaint-driven enforcement. According to NYPD data, drivers speeding and failing to yield are the ones causing death and serious injuries on New York City streets. Rather than attacking the livelihoods of hard-working, predominantly immigrant delivery cyclists, the Mayor should follow the lead of California and work with the New York State Legislature to pass common sense e-bike legislation that establishes a framework for safe, pedal-powered, low-speed models."