Nowadays, more bikes are built without pedals than with. Find some bikes you like, post on the forum to see what others have experienced with those brands/models, then decide what to buy. I'm assuming you're looking for a new bike....
Don't exclude scooters (I'm a scooter freak, now)... You'll get lots of help, regardless which bike you decide to buy.
The Tomos Revival is a good looking bike, but not too fast, and you might hafta wait a year or two to find performance parts for it.
Don't get an off-brand, at least without some research (lots of them are copies of name brands). Parts will be harder to find for them, and quality control will not be up to par.
There are lots of good older bikes, too. See what others on this forum are riding, so you can get some technical advice. You will probably pay a lot less for it, but you'll have to work on it, too. That's not really such a bad thing, to know how your bike works.