Options for the Analysis of Class 1 and 2 Electric Bicycle Use on Paved Trails and Class 1 Electric Bicycle Use on Unpaved Trails.
5:00 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
1. Options for the Analysis of Class 1 and 2 Electric Bicycle Use on Paved Trails and Class 1 Electric Bicycle Use on Unpaved Trails (R-21-13)
Staff Contact: Matt Anderson, Chief Ranger and Manager for Visitor Services Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Choose and/or amend one of three options on how the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District shall proceed with analyzing electric bicycle (e-bike) use on paved and unpaved trails:
1. Proceed with the current plan to complete a one-year Paved Pilot Program for paved trails at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and County Park, and to develop a one-year Unpaved Pilot Program for class 1 e-bikes for future Board of Directors consideration in early 2022.
2. Reduce the scale of the Paved Pilot Program to release staff capacity for expediting a one-year Unpaved Pilot Program on District lands (expedites by six or more months).
ARTICLE . What do you think? 3 choices.
5. Electric Bicycle Policy.
Staff Contact: Matt Anderson, Chief Ranger, Visitor Services Department
General Manager’s Recommendation:
Review and provide feedback on options related to electric bicycle use on Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District lands and select one or more of the following options for further consideration and environmental review.
[Class 1: eBikes that are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph. Class 2: eBikes that also have a maximum speed of 20 mph, but are throttle-assisted.]
1. Limit class 1 and 2 electric bicycles to designated paved trails and roadways.
2. Allow class 1 electric bicycles on all paved and unpaved trails and roadways that allow bicycles and limit class 2 electric bicycles to designated paved trails and roadways.
3. Allow class 1 and 2 electric bicycles on all paved and unpaved trails and roadways that allow bicycles.
The General Manager would return at a later date with environmental review findings for the Board of Directors to make a final decision and if required, a change to the District Land Use Regulations.
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