Pulled from our recent city council meeting live stream (it only took a few minutes for my friends to notify me ).
I knew this would be coming… time to begin positive educational and lobbying efforts in Ashland, Ohio.
Like every small town, antiquated ordinance (and lack of awareness) force many people to look at personal electric vehicles as toys.
Overall, the community is extremely intrigued by eskate and I have zero conflicts (except for the occasional rednecks that can’t wait to get home and beat their wife, who then realize that I out-accelerate their pickup truck anyway). The mayor jokes about my boards at events and always asks if I rode them if weather is nice… as I said, small community.
I am scheduling meetings and plan to demo some of my boards, discuss PEV positive cities, and generally show why PEVs can be “good for the community”. We already have a huge cycling community that invests heavily into their bikes… I am also approaching them in such as way that we can advocate together.
Who else is dealing with this, and what success have you had in working with municipalities to modernize PEV ordinance?