Mugglechops wrote:I just watched an almost 2 hour you tube video of 3 guys riding E-Bikes in NYC. They had a 20mph top speed which pretty matched the speed limit. They were taking the lane when they had no bike lane and were easily keeping with the traffic flow.
Why can't we have faster E-bikes I think a 35km/h limit would almost get me to bite the bullet and buy one. In a front loading cargo version.
Because it is dangerous,
and higher than 25 km/h maybe even higher than 40 km/h (some limit to this if not in the city) will make us not pedalling anymore, which defeats the purpose of a bicycle. and
Just get a motorcycle then if you don't want to pedal.
There is also other aspects why speed must be limited, like tunnel vision and social interaction