Transportation Law News

October 2, 2009

Ontario unveils e-bike rules

Ontario has officially granted electric bikes the same access to the streets as standard two-wheelers. Plug-in e-bikes can be pedalled like a regular bicycle or travel with the assistance of the electric motor. e-bikes must weigh less than 120 kilograms and may not be modified to travel faster than 32 km/h.

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One Response to “Transportation Law News”

  1. Not quite true.

    E-bikes in Ontario cannot be operated by anyone under the age of 16. Despite the requirement that the e-bikes be used only by adults, the rider is required to use a helmet at all times. An adult riding a regular bike is not required to use a helmet.

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