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Proposed safety measures for e-scooters, e-bikes

State Legislature

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing new safety measures for electric scooters and bikes.

The changes are part of the proposed 2021 budget.

In 2019, Cuomo Vetoed a bill that wouldmake those bikes and scooters street legal — citing a lack of safety measures.

The new proposal includes a speed limit of 25 miles per hour for bikes, a helmet requirement and rules against riding on sidewalks.

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