Keep Motorized Vehicles out of NYC Parks

2 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2022

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Martin E. Gold

Sidley Austin LLP; Columbia University - Law School; Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Date Written: January 20, 2022

Abstract

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.

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-keep-motorized-vehicles-out-of-our-parks-20220127-m2k4zg5f2bhsxiuqmkxo3ttuyi-story.html

Keywords: e-vehicles, parks, signs, law, penalties

Suggested Citation

Gold, Martin E., Keep Motorized Vehicles out of NYC Parks (January 20, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4110133 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4110133

Martin E. Gold (Contact Author)

Sidley Austin LLP ( email )

787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
United States

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

New York, NY
United States

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