VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 at 7:00pm as a hybrid meeting.
Presentation by City of Half Moon Bay’s Management Analyst, Matt Nichols.
Comments and questions can be submitted to Matt at MNichols@hmbcity.com
You can comment in writing, or at the next City Council meeting, during Public Comment.
“The vote was 5-0 to outlaw/ban all electric mobility devices, after years of BPAC, Staff and Public Outreach in only 47 minutes. I was on the BPAC for four years. As you can see below in the Coastside Buzz link-stream, the BPAC spent hours upon hours of careful and considerate conversation in an effort to represent the whole community. The titles speak of the lengthy and thoughtful process that was taken.
The purpose of committees is to take the time to do research and come back with informed recommendations.
What is the point of that work, when it was wholly ignored by the City Council?
From a process perspective understand that the City Council has directed Staff to write an ordinance that will ban e-bikes and all things “E”. You can comment in writing, or at the next City Council meeting, during Public Comment.”
~ Michelle Dragony, Chief Buzz Officer of Coastside Buzz.
Work Session on the Operation of E-Bikes and other Electric Devices on HMB Trails and paths
E-Bikes Study Session Matt
“The Half Moon Bay City Council unanimously voted to ban all electric mobility devices from the Coastal Trail last night Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.
But they directed staff to leave all the parallel trails along the highway open and accessible to electric mobility.
- What are your feelings on this?
- Is this all about safety?
- Is this about exclusionary tactics?
- Wouldn’t it be easier just to see the speed limit?
- Who is going to enforce this?
- How is the parallel trail any different than the coastal trail?
- They are the same width and trail surface?
- The rest of the coastal Trail that is not in City jurisdiction allows e-mobility devices.”
Half Moon Bay City Councilmember’s Contact
The History of E-Bikes on Coastside Buzz
HMB Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting – E-Bike Survey Results Asks for Safe Speeds; Could a Center Line Help?
75% Think Speed is a Safety Issue ~ Next Steps for Half Moon Bay’s E-bike and Electric Motorized Vehicles Coastal Trail Survey
HMB Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Member Questions the E-Bike Survey’s Purpose if There is No Mechanism to Enforce
Provide Feedback on Use of Electric Motorized Vehicles (e.g. e-bikes, scooters, skateboards) on the Coastal Trail, Naomi Patridge Trail, and Eastside Parallel Trail in Half Moon Bay
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board Affirms the Prohibition of E-bikes on District Trails Except for Limited Use at Ravenswood and Rancho San Antonio Open Spaces
Half Moon Bay City Council E-Bike Study Session Struggles with Rules vs Enforcement but Committed to “Seamless Recreation”
The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) consists of seven Half Moon Bay citizens who advise the City Council, Planning Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Committee has addressed the development, maintenance, and implementation of the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guidelines. As part of implementation of the City’s General Plan Complete Streets Policy, BPAC provides advice about circulation system improvements and programs to encourage cycling and walking as a means of transportation and recreation.
Committee members are appointed by the City Council and represent the diversity of perspectives in the community necessary for full representation, including: Two walking enthusiasts, one commuter-cyclist, one senior representative, one youth representative, and a representative for the Cabrillo Unified School District (appointed by the District).
Carlene Foldenauer (Cabrillo Unified School District Representative)
Janet Rae-Dupree (Vice Chair)
Chloe Standez (Youth Representative)
Brandon White (Chair)
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of odd-numbered months, with a few exceptions.
Next BPAC Meeting:
May 4, 2023
Previous BPAC Meetings:
March 2, 2023
City Council of Half Moon Bay Meets ~ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00pm
The New Now ~ Virtual Remote Public Agency Meetings
- streamed live on Comcast Channel 27 and Pacific Coast TV website
- the City’s website online (via Granicus)
- and on Facebook Live
- Recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCTV)
Members or the public are welcome to submit comments (in accordance with the three-minute per speaker limit) via email