Bicycles are not allowed on Pennsylvania highways without permission from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Highway is the general term that. Electric bicycles can be used on all roads and public roads with a speed limit of less than 40 km/h, on bicycle paths and sidewalks. Many countries have enacted laws on electric vehicles to regulate the use of electric bicycles.
Countries such as the United States and Canada have federal regulations that govern safety requirements and manufacturing standards. Other countries, such as the signatories of the European Union, have agreed to broader legislation on use and safety. All electric bicycles in Pennsylvania are considered the same as conventional bicycles and the same traffic regulations apply. Electric bicycles are not subject to the registration, licensing, or insurance requirements that apply to motor vehicles.
Electric bicycles are allowed as long as bicycles or “pedal bikes” are allowed. E-bikes are allowed on sidewalks, but restrictions may apply. E-bikes resemble traditional bicycles in both appearance and operation and don't work in a similar way to mopeds, scooters, and other motorized vehicles. An electric bicycle that did not meet these restrictions would be a motorized scooter or a motorcycle, depending on its specific characteristics.
Bicycle-type PABs are allowed on the Capital Pathway network of the National Capital Commission (NCC), but scooter-type PAB are prohibited.