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November 8, 2019

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

BOCC public hearing regarding e-bikes on open space Wednesday, Nov. 13.

County Commissioners to hear e-bike pilot study results and staff recommendations for approval.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space staff will present pilot study findings and staff recommendations regarding the use of e-bikes on county-managed open space properties on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in Boulder. Public comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Staff Recommendation

Staff recommendation is to allow class 1 and class 2 e-bikes on Boulder County trails on the plains where regular bikes are allowed.

After a year of public outreach about e-bikes in 2018, the Boulder County Commissioners directed staff to allow e-bikes on certain trails on a pilot basis in 2019. During the course of the year, staff has conducted research including surveys of trail users, a county-wide telephone survey, a bicycle speed observation study, and a literature review of recreation conflict and e-bike research and policies in other jurisdictions.

  • Board of County Commissioners, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m.
    Boulder County Courthouse, Third Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder
    Staff will request adoption of the staff recommendation.

Online Public Comment:

Comments can be submitted on the E-bikes on Open Space webpage,, through noon on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Public comments will also be accepted at the meeting.

For more information, please visit or contact Tina Nielsen, Special Projects Manager, at or 303-678-6279.