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Friday, September 15 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Panel - Legalizing E-Bikes in New York State LIMITED

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Despite their legal status in New York, electric bikes are everywhere. Their popularity is growing – both in the Empire State and across the planet, indicating that e-bikes are here to stay. Beginning in 2016, the New York Bicycling Coalition has been running a statewide campaign to win passage of legislation that would clarify the legal status of electric-assist bicycles under the state’s vehicle and traffic law. In this session, we will look at the challenges facing the legalization of electric bikes and the opportunities they present for bicycle transportation.

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Paul Winkeller

Executive Director, New York Bicycling Coalition
Paul was NYBC’s very first Executive Director and he is once again serving in the role. He has led several non-profit organizations, both local and statewide and all with a conservation-sustainability focus, including an AmeriCorps funded youth corps for the City of Albany.

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Morgan Lommele

E-Bike Campaigns Manager, People For Bikes
Morgan Lommele manages the joint partnership between the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes to improve access for people who want to ride electric bicycles and electric mountain bikes. Electric bicycle laws are different in every state, and this work focuses... Read More →
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Chris Nolte

Owner, Propel Bikes
After suffering a back injury and returning home as a disabled combat veteran, Chris found himself unable to exercise the way he had in the past. It was particularly discouraging to be kept from riding his beloved bicycles. Rather than dwell on his misfortune, he decided to search... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT