Petition Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
All electric bikes in the UK are subject to an assisted speed limit of 25Kmh. After this speed the bike can be ridden quicker, but the rider will no longer receive assistance from the motor.
We would like the government to consider adjusting the limits to be in line with US legislation of 20Mph.
Its commonly accepted in the cycling community that the current limit reduces the likelihood that people will swap their car for an electric bike and that the speed difference being so much lower than a car increases the danger presented to cyclists when sharing the road.
Additionally, there are a large number of bikes in the UK that have bypassed or do not conform to the current legislation. Increasing it would prevent much faster bicycles from making their way onto the roads and paths.
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At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
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At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament