The fundemental mistake lies with cyclists who think an electirc bike is different from a motorbike or scooter.They are powered vehiicles dependent upon fossil fuels for their source of power.
Another bizarre assumption that is totally out of touch with the reality. E-bikes are assisted bicycles. If you don't like that change the law!
Or will you also be ranting about Electric cars because the fundemental mistake lies with motorists who think an electric car is different from an HGV or double decker bus.They are powered vehicles dependent upon fossil fuels for their source of power.
I shall be urging my MP to raise the uissue in the Commons.At present they are an anomoly and need to be addressed urgently,as they are apotential menace.At present their cost is such that they lie beyond the teenage market,but as technology advances their costs will plummet and soon teenagers will afford them-at which point there will be opressure to eithr ban them or subject them to tax.
I would be interested in any substantiated evidence to support your claims that they are a "potential menace". At the moment this is your own unsubstantiuated personal anti E-bike bias.
Also, once again, will you be including electric cars as well? all these rants in this paragraph apply equally to electric cars. You have repeatedly ignored the opportunity to answer why you have singled out E-bikes for taxation, yet have failed to give any coherent reason why this should be the case, or any criteria for your tax
I would supoert banning them form bridal paths and toe paths,and exclkude riders under 17 and over 70 unless the elderly can pass a simple proficiency test.
Again an ill informed rant with no connection to reality. Apart from your own biased and unsubstantiated claims , what is your evidence for this ban?
There is nothing to support it as there is no literature that shows e-bikes to be any more dangerous in these circumstances than ordinary bikes?
In the simplest form, if your claim had any reality base, we should have seen massive increases in accidents in these areas proportional to the rise in use of E-Bikes...... it hasn't happened.
Also when you grink your MP, will you be including all cyclists, all electric vehicles, and will you be demanding these tests fo ALL electric vehicle
After all no sane person would demand a proficiency test to allow the use of a bicycle when that same person has the ability to drive a petrol or electric car.... would they?
To help understand your irrational hatred of E-Bikes, could you provide a few bullet points to justify the demands for taxation and limitation of use?