Murphy signs bill allowing e-bikes, scooters on NJ roads

Ian Bush
May 13, 2019 - 3:55 pm
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NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Attention New Jersey drivers: You'll soon be sharing the road with e-bikers.

Low-speed electric bikes and scooters are now legal in the Garden State under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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The bikes have a maximum speed of 19 miles per hour. 

The bikes are allowed on streets, highways and sidewalks without registration, a driver's license or proof of insurance.

Scooter rental companies Bird and Lyft hailed the measure.

Supporters of the measure say e-bikes help alleviate congestion on roads and are environmentally responsible.