As of July 8, 2021, PEI has modified their regulations. It now states electric bikes must follow the same rules as traditional bikes on roadways, helmets must be worn, speed cannot exceed 32km/hr, and a maximum power of 500 watts. The new rules mean anyone 16 and older can operate an electric bike and a driver’s license, insurance and registration are not required.
RULES OF THE ROAD FOR CYCLISTS
|• keep both your hands on the handlebars except when making a hand signal;
• keep both your feet on the pedals;
• ride in a single file except when overtaking and passing another cycle;
• make sure your bike is equipped with at least one headlamp (but not more than two), one red tail lamp and at least one red reflector mounted on the rear of the cycle when cycling at night;
|• ride on a sidewalk;
• ride on a highway where signs prohibit bicycles;
• ride the wrong way on a one-way street. There are no traffic signs in place for wrong way drivers;
• carry more people at one time than the cycle was designed for; or
• hold onto or attach the cycle to any other moving vehicle.
For more details on the moped regulations, please refer to HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT MOPEDS (MOTOR ASSISTED BICYCLES) REGULATIONS