I wonder if one could legally "trick" e-bike restrictions by setting assist level to 0 and turning off the throttle - thus pedalling just like a regular bicycle?
I wasn't aware of this law. It seems to me that it would be difficult to enforce. Using the throttle and not pedaling would be obvious but how would a LEO know if you are using pedal assist?It makes sense. Now what I meant above is with reference to below post from a Canadian ebike forum (I'm in Toronto):
In City of Toronto Parks electric bicycles may be ridden on parks roads, but motors should not be used on parks paths and trails. This means that on paths such as the Waterfront - Martin Goodman Trail, Don Valley Trail, or Humber Trail, a Police Officer or bylaw officer may ticket an electric bicycle rider $305.00 for engaging their motor. A electric bicycle user may use their motor while travelling on roadways to arrive to a City Park, but once they enter the park, they must turn off their motor, and propel themselves by pedalling while in the City Park.
Do you see it being a real issue, or is it just one of those bylaws that nobody enforces as long as you behave?