Monday, June 10, 2024

King County approves use of e-bikes on regional trails

The 175-mile network of paved trails in King County may become more of an integral piece of the region’s commuter transportation network. Seattle Times.


The Metropolitan King County Council last week updated the criteria the parks director uses to set fees, the changes include new rules allowing e-bikes and e-scooters on regional trails, as well as the approval of a study that could open up the trails to riding after dark. 


When the changes take effect later this month, the county’s vast network of trails — from the celebrated 27-mile Burke-Gilman Trail to the little-known 3.6-mile East Plateau Trail — will be governed by the same rules the state, Seattle, and Snohomish and Pierce counties have for trails allowing e-bikes and e-scooters.


See entire article plus map in Seattle Times.