Pilot Period for E-Vehicles on Denver Trails and Park Facilities

April 22, 2019 / Comments (0)


Effective April 15 – October 15, 2019: Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is implementing a 180-day Rule Directive that will allow electronic vehicles (e-vehicles) on Denver trails and park facilities. During this pilot period, DPR will evaluate how e-vehicle use can safely interact with other park activities. Read the full Directive.

E-vehicles have become increasingly popular in the past few years, prompting city agencies and officials to take a closer look at public right-of-way rules and how they impact mobility options for people traveling throughout Denver. DPR is aware that e-vehicles are being used in parks and on trails and must evaluate how to best manage this activity. To accommodate the growing number of e-bike and scooter users, DPR has decided to formally evaluate how these devices impact park and trail visitors via the 180-day Rule Directive.

Please report any incidents related to the use of e-vehicles via the online evaluation tool which will be used to track potential problem-areas and challenges related to e-vehicles in parks and on trails. (Full URL: https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/5968/). At the end of the 180-day pilot period, DPR will evaluate issues reported via the online tool, 311 and pocketgov reports, along with incidents logged by Park Rangers. DPR recognizes the popularity of e-vehicles as a convenient method of transportation and may implement rule modifications to help make them a successful transportation option while maximizing the safety of other park and trail users.

*E-vehicles include electric and/or battery-powered bicycles, scooters, skateboards, “Segways”, unicycles and similar standing or sitting low-powered mobility devices.

Note: This rule impacts Denver Parks and Trails ONLY.

Find more information and resources at denvergov.org/Trails.

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