AB 1909: BIKES AND E-BIKES ON OUR TRAILS
"The OmniBike Bill is a significant victory for people who bike in California" - CalBike
Bicycles Omnibus Bill (AB 1909, Friedman)
This bill removes the prohibition of class 3 e-bikes on non-motorized trails.
The law permits Class 3 e-bike riders to use approved bicycle paths and trails, bikeways, and bicycle lanes. The law prohibits local governments from requiring bicycle registration and allows local authorities to prohibit any electric bicycle on an equestrian, hiking, or other recreational trail.
CITIES AND COUNTIES CAN'T REQUIRE BIKE LICENSING
The bill also stops cities and counties from enforcing bicycle license laws.
NEW BILL REQUIRES THAT E-BIKES GET ACCESS TO TRAILS
It not only expands access for e-bikes – the legislation clarifies where e-bikes can and can’t be prohibited. It will open more trails to e-bikes and then allows them to be restricted by local agencies and municipalities on hiking and horseback riding trails.
And, on the streeets:
ALLOWS E-BIKES TO USE PEDESTRIAN WALK SIGNALS
MOTORISTS MUST WHENEVER POSSIBLE TO CHANGE LANES TO PASS BICYCLES