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Palo Alto backs e-bike ban on Baylands trails

Original post made on Feb 28, 2023

After a debate that put Palo Alto's green values on a collision course, the City Council voted Monday night to ban e-bicycles on unpaved trails in all nature preserves, including the Baylands.

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Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 28, 2023 at 5:44 pm

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If the value of e-bikes is as commuter vehicle, replacing a car - then there should be a good alternate route up the peninsula, near the Bay. I think Bayshore Road serves this purpose pretty well. No need to go through the Baylands.

Posted by Don
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 6, 2023 at 6:21 pm

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I do not think E bikes should be banned from the trails. Maybe they can install a speed limits on the trails, 10 miles per hour. I understand it would be hard to enforce it without a guard monitoring the trails. We need alternative other than cars.

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