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San Francisco - No EUC on Golden Gate Bridge


Peter Le Lievre
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The decision seems pretty arbitrary, I wonder which authority is responsible for it and who needs to be contacted to lobby to reverse the decision.

One of the fun things to do is to ride over the bridge to sausalito and back on EUC and now we can't do that anymore !

I agree that when I was able to ride over the bridge there were a lot of cyclists traveling very fast and much more dangerous to others.

 

 

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  • 6 months later...

I sneaked across the bridge once to Sausalito side, but on my way back to SF side, a bicycle cop stopped me saying that no motorized vehicles including EUCs are allowed on the bridge. The strange thing is that many bicycles are electric, thus motorized and it's hard to tell if they are turned on. Also, when was the last time speed limit on 15mph is enforced. So I think this law about no EUCs on the bridge is outdated. The California state law sanctioned the use of green vehicles, but the local/regional rules and regulations are not in compliance or consistent with state laws. So you are right, lobbying is needed to make local laws comply with state laws. There is already a 15mph limit which governs the use of all kinds of vehicles on pedestrian ways. Like the critical mass of bicyclists, we need to form a critical mass for EUCs when our numbers reach that level. We need to explain to the state/city government/politicians that it's time to update the laws.

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I think EUC should be allowed wherever bikes are allowed. Many bikes today have electric assist, so these are allowed on the bridge provided that the riders pedal their way across. Talk about huge loophole, lol.

If it's safety they are concerned about, then I don't mind if they say you have to go across the bridge at a certain speed limit and then ticket any offenders who exceed that or who are riding recklessly.

 

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Why do these bridge cops and street cops not enforcing speed limit on bicyclists, but bridge cops pick on EUC riders? All EUC riders need to form a critical mass/mess and to demand law changes. Electric bicycles, are they considered motorized vehicles? Just because they are not turned on while crossing the bridge, does that make them not a motorized vehicle? State bureaucrats need to do their job and we need to raise our voice at them.

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1 hour ago, scubadragosan said:

All EUC riders need to form a critical mass/mess and to demand law changes.

Critical mass sucks. Yeah, let's form a huge mob, break a bunch of traffic/safety laws and inconvenience everyone to raise EUC awareness. That will make people think more favorably of us.

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Critical mass doesn't have to be unruly, although sometimes that's what it takes to get done and get heard. How else things will change if these politicians don't realize there are thousands out there demand it? Of course, we aren't there yet. But it's never too soon... We need to push the world forward...

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