AskST series: Getting an e-bike? Know the rules

The Straits Times transport reporter Danson Cheong explains the rules of owning and using an electric bicycle.

Electric bicycles are becoming a common sight on roads in Singapore. Their number has risen in recent years, with an estimated 15,000 e-bikes in use today. With the recent spate of incidents involving e-bikes, the Government has enforced tighter rules. For instance, e-bikes will soon need to be registered to an owner and bear registration plates. In this episode of askST, Straits Times journalist Danson Cheong highlights rules which e-bike owners should know. For example, users have to be 16 years old and above, and e-bikes cannot be ridden on footpaths.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2017, with the headline 'AskST series: Getting an e-bike? Know the rules'. Print Edition | Subscribe