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Updated: 04 October 2011

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

On 30 August 2011 amendments to Western Australian bicycle regulations were announced. A key amendment is that adults are now permitted to ride a compliant* power assisted pedal cycle (PAPC) on shared paths with the power engaged.

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Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations Adobe PDF 32.2 kB

*A compliant power assisted pedal cycle must have a maximum power output of 200 watts - this restricts maximum speed capacity to around 25 km/hour.

The amendment to power assisted pedal cycles is a positive result in terms of increasing and improving physical activity opportunities as the bikes are often used by older people and those with health issues - who are not capable of riding a standard bicycle.

Other amendments relate to child carrier seats, bicycle equipment and a reduction in the minimum width for handlebars (from 200mm to 180mm).

Download the attached fact sheet developed by the Sustainable and Active Transport unit of the Department of Transport.

For further information email cycling@transport.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 6551 6159.

Year published: 2011

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