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The requirements are not appropriate. Regular, non motorised bicycles are not regulated to a maximum of 25km/h, so why should motorised vehicles? Moreover, sharing the road with cars is dangerous when travelling so slow. Raising the limit to 40km/h or 50km/h would ensure that PMDs could stay off the footpath, and stay at a safe speed around other vehicles on the road.
PMDs should be able to access all of the above infrastructure. These are devices that bridge the gap between human scale and vehicle scale transit and should be able to travel with either class of traffic.
(a) 10km/h is fair. Vehicles should not travel faster as they pose a risk to pedestrians.
(b) As fast as a non motorised bicycle, which is definitely faster than 25km/h
(c) The same speed as the traffic using the road, so 40km/h or 50km/h. PMDs are capable of these speeds, and travelling these speeds makes it far safer to travel in traffic on the road, and dissuades PMD users from using the footpath.
This approach balances mobility and safety the best. Just raise the speed limit for these devices on roads and the proposal would be perfect.