Categorised as Power-Assisted Category AB Bicycles, me-bikes are 200watt, pedal equipped bicycles that do not require either registration or a licence to ride on most Australian roads.
E-bike’s as a category expand from electric motors fitted to standard bicycles to higher powered vehicles that require registration and insurance like a normal ‘motor bike’.
At me-bike we specialise in the variety that is a bicycle that has the appearance of a scooter to provide greater weather protected and a comfortable transport experience ‘without’ the need for registration or a licence. We are passionate about opening up convenient personal transport without the need of a sweaty post trip shower or getting your clothes wet from the road (or wrecking your favourite pants).
Just grab a cycling helmet, and off you go!
Rider’s rules & regulations
Power Assisted Pedal Bicycle/Electric Bikes
- a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and
- a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and
- a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam.
- The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head.
- The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so.
- The rider of a bicycle must not ride on a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of pedestrians.
- The rider of a bicycle who is 12 years old or older must not ride on a footpath if another law of the jurisdiction prohibits the rider from riding on the footpath.
- The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared path must:
- keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so; and
- give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path.
The above information is a guide only and not guaranteed to be accurate nor up to date. To find out more information about each state and territory’s licensing and registration requirements, please go to:
QLD: www.transport.qld.gov.au/licensingrego – motorised scooters section (updated)