Most seem to be riding electric bicycles of the non Pedelec type - i.e. motor assisted without the need to pedal.
Indeed I have observed 99% of these riding up hills without pedaling traveling probably at more than 25kmh.
So, I.M.H.O. according to the Vic Roads website these are considered unlegal.
From Vic Roads:
A bicycle certified as a Pedalec restricts the top power assisted speed to 25 kilometres per hour and requires the rider to pedal to access the power.
A motorised bicycle is not classed as a bicycle if:
the motor is not an auxiliary source of power (a person must still be able to propel the bicycle via pedals without the motor operating).
Or am I interrupting the regulations incorrectly
What will happen when one of these bikes is eventually involved in a near or real fatality?
Will the authorities still seem to turn a blind eye?
The city is now full of apartment dwellers who seem to require this food and other goods delivery system.
Are there certain groups in the CBD openly flouting the law?
Or do the laws need altering?