Keep Motorized Vehicles out of NYC Parks
2 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2022
Date Written: January 20, 2022
The increased use of e-vehicles in our City while having some positive benefits is now spilling over into city parks. Our ability to use the parks for quiet enjoyment or exercise by readers, walkers and pedal bikers is slowly diminishing. The e-bikes, scooters and mopeds, driven at high speeds, are whizzing by pedestrians, women pushing baby carriages, slower-moving pedal bikers, and people walking their dogs. If not addressed soon, this could grow beyond our capacity to manage. We need to place appropriate signs at all entrances, and at key locations within the parks. We also need to update the law and the penalties. Bike rentals and sales need to be regulated, bike speeds better controlled, and penalties enacted that work.
Keywords: e-vehicles, parks, signs, law, penalties
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