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A 60kg maximum weight was a lot higher than I expected. The main point of concern with a PMD as this weight is it's braking power, and the amount of force the PMD itself carries in a case of a collision. My personal experience with electric skateboards has found that the braking power is quite lower than that of a bicycle for example. An electric skateboard at 10kg + rider weight can be effectively stopped with motor control (induction brakes), however at 60kg friction brakes might be an necessity.
I agree with option 3 mainly due to the lack of physical protection some PMDs provide when compared to bicycles in case of an collision.
I agree with speed approach 1. On pedestrian paths enough time is needed to alert the pedestrians especially when PMDs can be very quite for the amount of speed/acceleration they can achieve. On roads a PMD share similarities with bicycles while sometimes providing less protection.
I agree with option 3 speed approach 1 as stated the previous answers.