bikes are bikes.

yes... bikes are bikes and eBikes are something different

eBikes are not bikes
eBikes are a motorized two wheeled vehicles
electronic assist in its many incarnations takes the bike into a different set of logic

the bike morphs into something else when you add an engine
be that engine gas or electric

it is not a bike
it is a car alternative
not a bike... not for bike sake
something different

I am not a fan of the eBike as a bike
but as a Car Alternative the eBike is understandable
yes... a good car alternative

no motorized vehicles on the bike path, the bike lane, or the sidewalk

Car Alternative equal Car-turnitive
the eBike is a good Car-Turnitive