The city code currently prohibits the use of motor-driven devices on trails. But it allows electric bikes, scooters, and similar vehicles in bikes lanes if they are powered by a motor with a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour. Would you support a code amendment to allow some electric vehicles on trails?

Amit Motwani

City Council, District 3

I’m open to ideas but at this point, given the rapid evolution in the dockless/electric world (and the rapid evolution of public opinion around the same–including my own which tends to flip and flop), committing either way to a code amendment seems premature and potentially imprudent. I certainly favor innovation and am solution-oriented, and I’d like to wait and see what a little more time might yield inasmuch as insight around these vehicles.