Wow this is really amazing, looks as though the powers that be really looked closely at this one. Cannot help think this is down to fear that Electric Bikes might actually get popular and could effect the sale of fuel and cars. The key here is to learn to integrate this unobtrusive forms of transport of electric bikes with the ever growing infrastructure needed by Automobiles. By increasing Electric Bike or Bicycle use enables the transport system to be more efficient allowing more users to benefit from getting around quickly and safely. The USA has a lot of problems if it cannot see the benefits electric bikes have on society. To ban something just because of a few Lycra clad crew are delivering parcels and whizzed by a senate in a taxi they decide to ban them altogether. Fear and Jealousy conquers again in the U S of A.