anything with a throttle should be either a motorcycle (must ride on roads) if top speed is less than some arbitrary number like 25mph then maybe easier licencing.
anything without a throttle should be classed as a bicycle.. pedal assist, etc.>since when have cyclists given a single fuck about the law.
That is the problem exactly. Idiots don't care if they ruin trails that others use, they don't care that they are forcing pedestrians off the sidewalks, they don't care that 25mph is too fast for sidewalks and people are getting hurt. Yes, I realize that I can go that fast on a bicycle, but the people that ride electric bicycles are mostly old people that have too bad eyesight to get a drivers license but still think they have the right to inconvenience everyone else.
What we need is mob justice because the police won't ever take care of it, just place more regulations of the average person until no-one is allowed permit-less ebikes. I hope you ride on dry trails. If you are like the atvers destroying muddy trails for everyone, then may you get your ass beat by someone who enjoys using them.