Controversial Plan To Legalize Motorized Bikes, Scooters In NYC Raises Safety Concerns

A battle over e-bikes is set to start Wednesday, as the city council considers legalizing electric bicycles and scooters.

The idea is to ease traffic on the roads, but some say it’s coming at the cost of public safety.

Just last year, Mayor de Blasio vowed to crack down on electric bikes which – along with motorized scooters – are currently illegal to operate in New York City.

Now, advocates of this new proposal argue e-bikes and e-scooters would help traffic.

Many New Yorkers worry legalizing them will just make the streets even more dangerous.