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E-bike enforcement campaign underway in Toronto

An A2B Ultramotor electric bike.

TORONTO – Toronto police launched an enforcement campaign on electric scooters, or e-bikes, Monday.

Officers from 54 Division will be patrolling the Danforth, from Victoria Park Avenue to the Don Valley Parkway, looking for reckless riders, and making sure they stay off the sidewalks.

The safety blitz runs until Aug. 31.

Police said they will be enforcing all laws and offenses that apply to those on e-bikes.

The City of Toronto is currently in the process of reviewing its e-bike bylaws. Earlier this year, it held consultations and surveyed residents about what they’d like to see changed or added. No timeline has been given for when its final report and recommendation will be released.

According to the city’s website, e-bikes can be used on multi-use trails or bicycle lanes if propelled by pedaling alone.