Tuesday 19 November 2013

Power To The Pedelecs

The need to register and insure power-assisted pedal cycles, or pedalecs, is a thing of the past in South Australia.

The State Parliament passed changes to road traffic rules last week to remove the possibility of penalties for those riding unregistered and uninsured pedalecs.

Popular in Europe, the bikes are charged at a normal power point, operate on 250watts and can reach speeds of up to 25km/h.

Greens MLC Mark Parnell told The Advertiser last week that the change was going to help make life easier for those who find regular cycling difficult, with hills providing much less of an obstacle to continuing to ride.

We think any change that makes life easier for cyclists, and SA an even more cycle-friendly state, is a good thing!

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