A bill that would legalize electronic scooters and e-bikes is gaining some steam in the final days of the legislative session.

So far, the measure in the state Assembly, backed by Queens Democrat Nily Rozic, has 51 sponsors. In the state Senate, the measure is sponsored by Sen. Jessica Ramos.

“Not only do we have an opportunity to provide accessible and affordable transportation alternatives, but we have an opportunity to deliver economic justice for immigrant workers who have been disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of unregulated e-bikes,” Rozic said. “We are falling behind the rest of the country in adopting this next generation of sustainable mobility but we can change that by passing this legislation.”

The New York Conference of Mayors last month in a letter pushed for e-scooter and e-bike legislation as well as Ithaca and Rochester approved a pilot a program in anticipation of the measures being approved.

“Assembly Member Rozic and Sen. Ramos are leading the charge to improve transportation options for all New Yorkers and we’re thrilled their colleagues are getting on board. Embracing micromobility means easing commutes, reducing congestion and providing more clean transportation options to New Yorkers regardless of zip code, bank account or background,” said Phil Jones, Senior Director of East Coast Government Relations & Strategic Partnership at Lime.

“With the growing support for these bills, we’re hopeful we can soon secure a more affordable, reliable, and sustainable transportation future across the state. Lime is ready to get rolling.”