You in? Hamilton wants public input on e-cargo bike pilot program

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Published March 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm

You in? Hamilton wants public input on e-cargo bike pilot program
Hamilton residents can offer their input on whether the city should participate in the province's five-year e-cargo bike pilot program. They can be used to move people and goods.

Hamilton residents can offer their input on whether the city should participate in the province’s five-year e-cargo bike pilot program.

Ontario passed a bill last year, allowing e-cargo bikes to be used for personal or commercial use. Municipalities are required to implement a by-law to allow their use on local roadways in order to participate.

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“Personal e-cargo bikes can help local families and households meet their daily needs without having to rely on a car, such as taking kids to school and grocery shopping,” says the City of Hamilton. “Commercial e-cargo bikes are a tool to replace some delivery trucks and vans, particularly in dense urban environments.”

“E-cargo bikes support the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and provide an opportunity to reduce traffic and parking pressures on local roads,” the City added.

Opting into the pilot would give Hamilton residents and businesses the option to use e-cargo bikes to move people and goods.

The survey is available online: engage.hamilton.ca/e-cargobikeprogram

City staff expect to bring a draft recommendation to council in the coming months.

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