License to Pedal in Israel

Late in 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted to pass a bill into law stating that all users of electric bikes and scooters would need to have a license, starting Jan 1, 2019.

Israel already suspended my license to drive – so the question is, would the State approve my license to pedal a bike? Well, it remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the Government has issued an enforcement delay of six months, placing the deadline at July 1, 2019.

So for the time being, I will continue pedaling JTOD’s electric horse to and from worship events.