[Talk-us] Gosh ... something about mapping ...

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Dec 15 19:54:32 UTC 2015

Interstate highways (motorways, in UK terms) in the eastern USA often ban 
motor-driven cycles, bicycles, and other low-speed traffic. Mopeds are 
required to have a governor that limits them to a top speed of 25 miles per 
hour. In return, they don't require a driver's license to operate.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot 
drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On December 2, 2015 3:33:15 AM Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> Well ... the definitions are very fuzzy  (this is just so that you are
> aware that there is potential for conflict): mopeds* are in general just
> low displacement motorcycles, historically with pedals , but that is
> typically no longer a legal requirement. For example there are scooters
> that fall in this class. Mofas on the other hand, where the class
> exists, typically have a requirement for pedals (adding pedelecs in to
> the mix just makes things more complicated so leaving that away for now).
> Obviously a moped without pedals is fairly dead when the motor isn't
> running :-)
> Simon
> * just to confuse things in Germany it is colloquially quite common to
> refer to any motorcycle as "moped" (even my 1300cc beemer)
> Am 02.12.2015 um 10:13 schrieb Paul Johnson:
>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch
>> <mailto:simon at poole.ch>> wrote:
>>     I've changed the relevant tags to moped=no. Any opinion on if
>>     mopeds would be included in "motor vehicles"? I don't think I've
>>     ever seen a mofa in the states (I find people on Vespas in the
>>     states already fairly brave) but what about pedelecs and similar?
>> A moped would qualify as both a motor vehicle and a bicycle, which it
>> is (and whether or not it can use bicycle lanes and cycleways) is
>> determined by whether or not the motor is running.
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