Large cargo e-bikes

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An image of a cyclist riding a large cargo e-bik


About this project

The City is collecting feedback from residents and businesses on how large cargo e-bikes could be used in London. Feedback through this webpage will be accepted until September 24, 2021.

Ontario's cargo e-bike pilot program is specifically for larger cargo e-bikes that do not meet the current Province of Ontario’s definition of e-bikes, primarily in terms of maximum weight and electric motor power output.

The Province of Ontario's cargo e-bike pilot program lets municipalities in Ontario now choose where and how large cargo e-bikes can be used. The pilot project runs from March 1, 2021, to March 1, 2026 in Ontario.

The provincial pilot program only applies to large cargo e-bikes that weigh more than 120 kilograms and have an electric motor between 500 and 1,000 watts. Some smaller pedal-powered and electric box bikes are classified as e-bikes but are not part of this pilot program. These smaller e-bikes are already permitted in London and Ontario on streets, bike lanes, cycle tracks, and on multi-use pathways but only when pedaling.

Large pedal-powered cargo bikes without an electric pedal assist are also already permitted and not included in this pilot program.


What is a large cargo e-bike?

Large cargo e-bikes are a type of electric-powered bike with a large platform or box to carry items like packages and boxes for deliveries.

Residents and businesses could potentially use large cargo e-bikes:

  • as another way to pick up or deliver products
  • to reduce their carbon footprint
  • as an alternative to delivery trucks

Courier companies like FedEx and UPS are already using large cargo e-bikes in Europe and the United States.


An image of a large cargo e-bikeAbove: An example of a large cargo e-bike




Provide feedback

Developing how London will use cargo e-bikes is an ongoing process.

Please complete the feedback form below to share how you feel large cargo e-bikes could be used in London. The feedback form will be available until September 24, 2021.


About this project

The City is collecting feedback from residents and businesses on how large cargo e-bikes could be used in London. Feedback through this webpage will be accepted until September 24, 2021.

Ontario's cargo e-bike pilot program is specifically for larger cargo e-bikes that do not meet the current Province of Ontario’s definition of e-bikes, primarily in terms of maximum weight and electric motor power output.

The Province of Ontario's cargo e-bike pilot program lets municipalities in Ontario now choose where and how large cargo e-bikes can be used. The pilot project runs from March 1, 2021, to March 1, 2026 in Ontario.

The provincial pilot program only applies to large cargo e-bikes that weigh more than 120 kilograms and have an electric motor between 500 and 1,000 watts. Some smaller pedal-powered and electric box bikes are classified as e-bikes but are not part of this pilot program. These smaller e-bikes are already permitted in London and Ontario on streets, bike lanes, cycle tracks, and on multi-use pathways but only when pedaling.

Large pedal-powered cargo bikes without an electric pedal assist are also already permitted and not included in this pilot program.


What is a large cargo e-bike?

Large cargo e-bikes are a type of electric-powered bike with a large platform or box to carry items like packages and boxes for deliveries.

Residents and businesses could potentially use large cargo e-bikes:

  • as another way to pick up or deliver products
  • to reduce their carbon footprint
  • as an alternative to delivery trucks

Courier companies like FedEx and UPS are already using large cargo e-bikes in Europe and the United States.


An image of a large cargo e-bikeAbove: An example of a large cargo e-bike




Provide feedback

Developing how London will use cargo e-bikes is an ongoing process.

Please complete the feedback form below to share how you feel large cargo e-bikes could be used in London. The feedback form will be available until September 24, 2021.

Page last updated: 30 August 2021, 12:51