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With the death of a beloved resident still stinging, Key Biscayne’s Village Council voted to extend a temporary ban on e-bikes and scooters on local streets for another 60 days. But it remains to be seen how far the Village will go in crafting a permanent ordinance for micromobility devices. 

Megan Andrews, a beloved local tutor, died in a crash between her unpowered bicycle and an e-bike ridden by a 12-year-old Feb. 14. Though police ruled it accidental, island officials passed an “emergency” ordinance banning the battery-powered devices two days later. The micromobility devices are still allowed on Crandon Boulevard. 

Council members have yet to consider a permanent ordinance, however. That’s because they are trying to dovetail it with parallel legislation making its way at the County level. 

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Tony Winton is the editor-in-chief of the Key Biscayne Independent and president of Miami Fourth Estate, Inc. He worked previously at The Associated Press for three decades winning multiple Edward R. Murrow...