NEW JERSEY’S E-BIKE LAW

NEW JERSEY’S CLASS 1 AND 2 E-BIKE LAW FOR THE ROAD

  • » New Jersey designates two classes of low-speed electric bicycles:
    Class 1: Bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches 20 mph.
    Class 2: Bicycle equipped with a throttle-actuated motor, and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches 20 mph.
  • Class 1 and 2 e-bikes are regulated like bicycles. The same rules of the road apply to both e-bikes and traditional bicycles.
  • Class 1 and 2 e-bikes are not subject to the registration, licensing or insurance requirements that apply to motor vehicles
  • Class 1 and 2 e-bikes may ride on bicycle paths.
  • A local government can restrict where class 1 and 2 e-bikes are allowed to ride. When in doubt, check local rules and regulations.
  • Bicycles cannot be operated on a sidewalk intended for pedestrian use, except if expressly allowed. »

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