Electric Bikes in Bike Lane
Gary asked: I have and electric bike w/less than 750 watts motor, functional pedals, and less than 20 miles per hour. I have been told by local police that I am not allow to use the bike lane. I have a document, Federal Electric Bicycle law HR727 Sec.38 stating it is a bicycle. question is can I drive in the bike lane and if so, what can I do to prove this right.
Yes! Drivers of bicycles with electric assist motors that meet the Florida definition of “bicycle” can legally use bike lanes. See the posts in the tag cloud entitled “Motorized Bicycles.”
However, let’s make sure we are talking about bike lanes on the roadway and not bike paths, which are not part of a roadway. Vehicles under human power only are allowed on bike paths. See the tag cloud “bike path.”