Garodnick Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Electric Bikes

Responding to the proliferation of illegal electric bicycles on the East Side, Council Member Garodnick introduced a bill to double the fines for traffic violations committed by those vehicles. While electric bikes are already prohibited from public streets, the higher fines are intended to serve as an extra deterrent from operating them. "These bicycles are at least twice as dangerous as regular bikes, so the penalties should be proportional to the danger," Council Member Garodnick said.