Closed petition Increase the 15.5mph speed limit for electric bikes in the UK to 20mph
All electric bikes in the UK are subject to an assisted speed limit of 15.5mph. After this speed the bike can be ridden quicker, but the rider will no longer receive assistance from the motor.
We ask government to consider adjusting the limits to be in line with US legislation of 20mph.
It is commonly accepted in the cycling community that the current speed restrictions / limit reduces the likelihood that people will swap their car for an electric bike. Also the difference in speed between an eBike and a car, in modern traffic, increases the danger presented to cyclists when sharing the road.
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