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What is the rules for electric bikes in NYC?

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In New York City, the rules for electric bikes vary depending on their class.

E-Bike Class 1

  • License Requirement: No license is needed to operate Class 1 e-bikes.
  • Registration: There is no requirement to register Class 1 e-bikes.
  • Riding Locations: Class 1 e-bikes are allowed in bike lanes and on streets with speed limits no greater than 30 MPH.
  • Helmet Requirement: It is recommended for all riders to wear helmets. Helmets are required for 16-17 year-olds and working cyclists when operating Class 1 e-bikes.

These rules are important to follow to ensure safe and legal operation of electric bikes in New York City. Riders should be aware of the specific regulations that apply to their e-bike class to avoid any violations.

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