An area regulation to permit electrical bicycles for use on all roads within the The city of New Paltz will probably be thought to be after a public listening to, to be opened March 17. State regulation approved the usage of those cars — that are observed by way of environmentalists as a inexperienced selection to native journeys in automobiles — however handiest on roads with velocity limits of as much as 30 mph. This native regulation, if handed, would make it criminal to journey them on all roads. Manager Neil Bettez mentioned that using bicycles on sidewalks isn’t criminal within the The city. Previously, Police Leader Robert Lucchesi has asserted that officials do not need the ability to make a decision which rules are enforced, which probably way that anybody observed using a bicycle on a sidewalk by way of a police officer will obtain a quotation.
Bettez drew upon a regulation now in impact in New Rochelle to draft the only being proposed in New Paltz.