Latest in Boostedboards

Image credit:

California unbans the use of electric skateboards in bike lanes

6 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

In 1977, California banned the use of powered skateboards on state streets; largely because the only reliable source of power back then was noisy two stroke gas engines. However with the development of larger-capacity and quieter lithium-based battery power, skateboards have become about as noisy and polluting as bicycles. That's why, last Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 604, which once again makes riding powered skateboards in the bike lane legal.

The new law, which will take effect January 1st, 2016, is expected help regional skateboard manufacturers like Boosted Boards and Intuitive Motion break into the mainstream now that their products will actually be street legal. "We are grateful that the Governor recognized the need to allow for this technology," Brad Phillipi, chief financial officer of Intuitive Motion, told the Wall Street Journal.

[Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
6 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

View
Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

View
Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps

Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps

View
Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr