riding a motorized bike in the street / bike lane?
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,