Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signs bill designed to bolster use of electric bikes

Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a measure that changes how electric bikes, or e-bikes, are regulated in a move designed to increase rider safety.

The bikes with small rechargeable electric motors are gaining in popularity, creating some conflicts because current law treats them the same as old-fashioned gas-powered motor bikes.

Under current law, e-bikes are banned from bike paths and operators must carry a valid driver’s license.