No decision yet on e-bikes on Ocean City’s boardwalk
OCEAN CITY, Md. – After much discussion Ocean City Council shelved their vote on whether or not to allow certain types of e-bikes on the boardwalk.
Previously, council members had voted to bring this issue to ordinance. But decided tonight to postpone their vote until more information is gathered. There was debate over whether or not it would be safe to have people riding Class 1 e-bikes on the boardwalk.
Councilman Tony DeLuca says the bikes can’t go any faster than a normal bike. He also says they are designed to help with pedaling for those who need it. “It really is helpful for senior citizens, people who have had surgery or knee surgery – hips, back. It really is beneficial for those people to ride them on the boardwalk,” said Councilman DeLuca.
Council members say they’ll revisit the issue at upcoming meetings – but they want to make sure they’re covering all the angles of the issue first. Until then, they’ll be meeting with the Police Commission and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.