A new framework for e-bikes in Ontario

Canada's definition for e-bikes is currently broad enough to include both bicycles with electric assist (e-bikes) and low speed motorcycles with pedals attached, often called mopeds. As a result, many of our e-bike regulations have been more focused on restricting where mopeds can go, rather than on increasing access to e-bikes.

In Ontario, we have an opportunity to update how we define and regulate e-bikes, and to establish a framework that helps more people ride. I wrote about this in the Winter 2020 edition of the Ontario Good Roads Association's Milestones Magazine.

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