dogman dan wrote:Bottom line, the problem is people, how they ride, not so much what they ride.
At some point a multi use path becomes a bike or moped, or whatever highway, and then it is unsafe for people on foot.
Time to somehow build three tiers of roadway. one for foot, one for bikes and mopeds, and one for cars. Not easy to do, in an existing city.
Government can get a lot of tax income from large amount of cars in their city. And they are willing to enhance road situation for cars. But do not have much zeal to build road for bike, ebike or moped which do not make much tax income.
China have large population and big cities have heavy traffic jam problem. There are too many cars.......and it's dangerous when bike, ebike or moped are moving on same road with high speed. Especially, the situation is that: there are already too many cars on road.
But these are just only minor reasons.
Some people do not get enough knowledge for safe drive and do not know how to follow the traffic regulations. This is major reason which causes accidents.
But meanwhile government does not want to do much to improve safe drive knowledge of ebiker, and biker. Some of them just think about "BAN". sloth administration of some city governors.
Anyways, there are still many paths which will suit for ebike or electric moped which makes them very popular. Just NEED every guys know safe drive and follow traffic regulations.