Rozic Statement in Response to Governor Cuomo’s Veto of Legislation to Legalize Electric Bicycles and Scooters

Queens, NY – In response to the news that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would legalize the use of electric bicycles and scooters in New York, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D, WF-Fresh Meadows) issued the following statement:

“For the past several months I have worked with a broad coalition to pass legislation that would deliver economic justice for thousands of delivery workers across New York City, and bring safe, viable options to transit deserts across the state. Our bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, encouraged by New York City Council Members and the New York Conference of Mayors, and championed by transit, immigrant, and environmental advocates seeking long overdue clarity in the law.”

“Despite this missed opportunity, my goal always was and will continue to be a path forward – bike or otherwise for our delivery workers, environment and transit starved communities.”