Where should electric bicycles and electric scooters be allowed; and where should they be prohibited
This short survey is intended to gather community feedback on electric bikes and electric scooters; where they should be allowed and where they should be prohibited. For reference…
- Class 1 electric bicycles provide assistance via an electric motor only when the rider is pedaling, up to a speed of 20 mph.
- Class 2 electric bicycles provide assistance via a throttle mechanism that does not require the rider to be pedaling, up to a speed of 20 mph.
- Class 3 electric bicycles provide assistance only when the rider is pedaling, up to a speed of 28 mph.
- Electric stand-up scooters have a small electric motor that allows them to travel at speeds of up to 20 mph. In numerous communities, electric stand-up scooters are left in various locations and made available for short-term rentals by private companies.
The City of Flagstaff is considering legislation to regulate both electric bicycles and electric stand-up scooters and where they can be operated. The results of this survey will be used to help inform that legislation.
Electric bikes and electric scooters will also be discussed at the several upcoming City meetings, which are open to the public:
Bicycle Advisory Committee
March 7, 2019 | 4:30 pm
Pedestrian Advisory Committee
March 14, 2019 | 4:30 pm
March 28, 2019 | 4:30 pm
April 3, 2019 | 4:00 pm
All of these meetings take place in the Council Chambers at Flagstaff City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue.