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    Yeah, at present even Class 1 pedelec riders need...

    Yeah, at present even Class 1 pedelec riders need to sometimes fly under the radar so why some companies are pretty blatant about selling products like this that clearly fall outside legal ebike...
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    That is true for legit Class 2 and 3 ebikes, if...

    That is true for legit Class 2 and 3 ebikes, if it has a throttle it's supposed to cut out at 20mph then on Class 3 ebikes the rider has to use pedal assist up to 28mph. But there are some...
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    Legal Class 3 ebikes are sometimes called speed...

    Legal Class 3 ebikes are sometimes called speed pedelecs, but concerns apply equally (more so) to unrestricted ebikes.



    Nice bike! I think there is a market among distance commuters for faster...
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    Correct, under the California classification...

    Correct, under the California classification system Class 1 ebikes are true pedelecs, no throttle. Class 2 have a throttle and may or may not have pedal assist. Both Class 1 and 2 are max speed...
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    Last week David Alpert reported...

    Last week David Alpert reported the ebikeshare company "JUMP would like to see DC amend its rules to allow at least "class 1" e-bikes on trails, where they are now prohibited." Maybe this will find...
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    Can you also ask about the status of evidence...

    Can you also ask about the status of evidence from camera recordings, telemetry data from phone apps other than Strava, from fitness devices, from GPS bike computers like Lezyne, e-bike controller...
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    Also now in Pittsburgh...

    Also now in Pittsburgh

    https://i0.wp.com/usa.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/11/UPS-bike-pittsburgh.jpg?w=800&ssl=1
  8. What a pain in the proverbial. AU and NIH have...

    What a pain in the proverbial. AU and NIH have implemented it and I had gotten consideration on the agenda of the next budget meeting of our HR Benefits people.
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    Cyclist mooning Arlington drivers

    Sigh, giving cyclists a bad name. Bad form mooning drivers and pedestrians alike.
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    WABA’s Greg Billing took some photos...

    WABA’s Greg Billing took some photos at tonight’s JUMP ebikeshare launch.
  11. ebikeshare Jump launch party 11/9/17 6:30pm

    ebikeshare Jump are holding a launch party tonight 11/9/17 at 6:30pm at 641 S St NW, RSVP.
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    Wash cycle blog reported ebikeshare Jump...

    Wash cycle blog reported ebikeshare Jump are holding a launch party tonight at 6:30pm at 641 S St NW, RSVP Linkie.

    I can’t go as my wife is doing yoga so I’ll be looking after the little one, but...
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    Indeed, or anywhere not private land, note the...

    Indeed, or anywhere not private land, note the mention of a 20mph speed limiter for "legal road use" but it cannot be registered at the DMV so it is an illegal electric motorcycle. A minority of...
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    Yes, I did a quick Ctrl-F search for "speed" and...

    Yes, I did a quick Ctrl-F search for "speed" and saw the proposed city-wide limit. Speed cameras in Old Town put me in mind of the mirrors some women in the past would mount above an upper storey...
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    I see signs indicating the City of Falls Church...

    I see signs indicating the City of Falls Church uses cameras to enforce their 25mph speed limit and for the most part it does make me keep an eye on my speed when driving down Broad Street/Rt 7. Much...
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    Supreme executive power derives from a mandate...

    Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses :-)

    And I too would like to see more data, observational studies of rider behavior, etc.
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    Thanks Lordy for your summary of the VBF’s...

    Thanks Lordy for your summary of the VBF’s legislative agenda, sensible incremental improvements are achievable, I hope delegates will continue listen to local concerns brought forward by VBF, WABA,...
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    After yesterday’s election results it’s likely...

    After yesterday’s election results it’s likely the Democrats will take the Virginia state House in November 2018, maybe WABA can help VA House delegates introduce but reword the People for Bikes...
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    Has rider behavior changed on paved bike paths in...

    Has rider behavior changed on paved bike paths in California in the two years since the classification system was put in place with the passage of A.B. 1096? Do the statistics show an increase in the...
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    Not trying to play down your concerns but one of...

    Not trying to play down your concerns but one of the DC ebike shops lists a service charge of just $25 to check/change motor controller settings. Adding a field to a DMV database and the ability to...
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    I agree a classification system on its own is...

    I agree a classification system on its own is toothless and open to abuse without an easy way for LE to verify an ebike is appropriately power/speed limited, as looks can be deceiving and police...
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    This is being tried on the streets of New York...

    This is being tried on the streets of New York City where the NYPD periodically impound ebikes, unsure if they make a distinction with legal Class 1 pedal assist ebikes but the photos I've seen on...
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    Post article.
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    I suspect many people who ride electric...

    I suspect many people who ride electric motorcycles or Class 3 pedelecs would be amenable, a lot of the DIY crowd on Endless Sphere use home built battery boxes or bags that fill the triangle and...
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    No, not the entire point for many (most) ebike...

    No, not the entire point for many (most) ebike cyclists. A 250w Class 1 pedelec motor helps me climb hills I cannot pedal up otherwise, helps me get going when stationary at a stop light/sign, and...
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