Flagstaff City Council passes e-bike ordinance with amendments

Arizona Daily Sun (June 19, 2019) by Cody Bashore

As the clock hit midnight Wednesday morning at City Hall, the Flagstaff City Council unanimously passed an ordinance allowing most electronic bicycles on the Flagstaff Urban Trails System.

The amended ordinance, initially voted on at the June 4 meeting, allows class one and two e-bikes the same privileges as regular bicycles. Both classes of e-bikes, which can reach a maximum speed of 20 mph, will be allowed on sidewalks, as well as paved and unpaved portions of FUTS.

However, the final version of the ordinance came with multiple amendments proposed by Councilmember Jim McCarthy, as well as one by Vice-Mayor Adam Shimoni.

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