I hate it when these asshole moped/e-bike drivers hijack the bike lanes.
While electric scooter result in less physical exercise, they have a very important advantage over regular bikes
e-scooters, e-bikes, pedelecs -- this can get a bit confusing for some.
Not to be confused with Lime scooters or Bird scooters -- shared electric kick scooters -- whose arrival I am looking forward to, having ridden them in 3 cities I've travelled to.
I have no problem with pedelecs & electric kick scooters in protected bike lanes and multiuse trails (with speed restrictions).
Those motorcycle-looking and vespa-looking scooters and bikes are a bit overkill to be allowed though.
IMO, if it's for use on the road and is not pedal assist, it should be classified as a motor vehicle and require license and insurance. Same as if I stick a gas engine onto my bicycle https://www.bikeengines.com/About licensing -- some cities require a driver license and age minimum (18), while others don't require a driver's license.
Yeah, I’ve never understood why the existence of never used or essentially unusable pedals makes a difference, beyond of course ticking the box that says pedals must be present.