CBC Interview – Electric-Assist bikes on NCC pathways

I was just interviewed by CBC television reporter Steve Fischer.  He was interested in getting some feedback regarding today’s NCC press release about electric bikes on the NCC recreational pathways and other NCC facilities. NCC is allowing electric bikes, but not those that look more like “scooters”.

Today’s NCC press release:
New rules for electric bikes (“e-bikes”) on the Capital Pathway Network, National Capital Commission (May 24, 2012)
Rules for Electric Bikes (“E-Bikes”), NCC

The interview should air today on CBC TV at 5pm and again at 6pm.

Previous articles:
NCC bans large electric bikes from pathways (CBC News, Dec 16, 2011)
A few words on the battery-charged E-scooters (Ottawa Outdoors, Spring 2011)
New rules for electric bikes (“e-bikes”) on the Capital Pathway Network, Ottawa Festivals d’Ottawa (May 24, 2012)
NCC looks to ban some electric bikes on pathways, Ottawa Sun (May 05, 2011)
NCC moves to restrict electric bikes, Ottawa Sun (April 21st, 2011)

And the NCC consultation report from last year:
PUBLIC CONSULTATION REPORT – Rules pertaining to electric bikes and
other electric-powered vehicles, National Capital Commission
(December 2011)

If anyone sees this interview on TV please send feedback. I won’t be able to watch it because no TV in the shop! If you find a link on the CBC site or YouTube please feel free to forward it and I will post it here. Thanks, J.

Some people have told me they saw the interview but I haven’t found it on the CBC web site. If you find a link please send. Thanks – Juergen

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4 Responses to CBC Interview – Electric-Assist bikes on NCC pathways

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    The piece on NCC changes appears to have never made the news. I’d guess it was bumped for the dive-bombing bird story.

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