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Old 06-17-2013, 12:41 PM
amills22 amills22 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Ridgewood NY
Posts: 3
Default riding a motorized bike in the street / bike lane?

Hey all

I recently got a 52 columbia cruiser, and recently moved to nyc. It's a bit slow for general commuting, but I love the bike too much to stop riding it.

I really want to put a motor on it and use it as a commuter bike to get to work faster etc BUT I am not sure if i'd be allowed to ride it on the street with the motor. Does anyone have any clue to the rules regarding this? I don't think it'd qualify as a moped or scooter. Not sure if i'd be able to use the bike lane anymore. I know it wont go super fast so that would probably be ok.

Any help would be great,


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