Until now it was not sure whether pedelecs with start-assist can be categorized as bikes. Since June 21 2013 these pedelecs are now categorized by law as bikes. This change of rule is noted in the Bundesgesetzblatt ("Federal Law Gazette") under no 29, art. 5. This clause also rules that electric bicycles with a start- or push-assist are allowed to use bike lanes/paths. License plate and a special driving license are not necessary. We are glad to see that electric bicycles have become a more and more important subject to legislators' interests.