I’m starting a petition in Florida to explicitly allow electric skateboards anywhere a bicycle is allowed.
The argument is that electric skateboards provide a smaller footprint and the same or similar speed capabilities as a bicycle while paving the way for more personal electric vehicle alternatives for commuting and short distance travel in an age where fossil fuels are waning and people are looking for more environmentally responsible and enjoyable forms for transportation.
I would encourage you to start one in your state if you don’t already have laws on the books regarding these things. My objective is to get ahead of it so that we have good laws instead of knee-jerk reaction laws to some kid doing something stupid and getting himself killed involving an esk8.
It looks really good. I would change “paved trails are accessible.” to paved access or paves pathways, trails sounds like Park and you may not want to allude to that. I have co-workers in Naples and Miami, I could get them to sign it when you are ready.
Be clear, articulate, and direct. And brief. It was hard for me not to ramble on but instead to stay to the point while trying to relate it to a common concern that people can get behind even if they don’t have any interest in skateboards or esk8s.
ebikes are allowed anywhere bicycles are, thier restriction while on paper are essentially unenforcable. The important bit of that is that they are explicitly mentioned and allowed. Esk8s are not. Esk8s are not recognized or categorized or even have any level of awareness surrounding them.
Its time to shit or get off the pot. Either then need to be legal or not.