It is illegal to operate these bikes on any road in Canada . The only way to drive legally is to have an automatic with all the DOT approved lights , turn signals and horn . You are basically making it into a moped . then you have to insure and licence it as a moped . There are also measurement requirements for tread depth , seat height , brakes and the wheel diameter . Some try to say that it is a power assisted bike . In Canada all power assisted bikes have to be electric . ........D.J.
LRT is a light rail transit here in calgary. Well it runs through downtown on 7ave on a surface street. (just like a trolley). I rode on the side with the motor off and got pulled over by the police. One look at the bike made them assume I had the motor on. (Where u get that bike boy!!) $50 ticket but the officers where kind, let me on my way.