This consultation was open from:
May 13, 2021
to June 12, 2021
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed updates to the regulatory framework for Power-Assisted Bicycles (e-bikes).
This proposal would update the definition of e-bikes in response to the repeal of the federal definition on February 19, 2021 to continue to permit traditional bicycle style e-bikes, and add two sub-classes of e-bikes, which will capture moped and motorcycle styles separately. This proposal supports MTO in delivering key priorities to increase transit ridership through assisting with first- and last-mile transit, support greenhouse gas reductions and climate change initiatives by increasing e-bike ridership and promote road safety by responding to safety concerns from municipalities and enforcement regarding larger e-bikes interacting with vulnerable road users including pedestrians.
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