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Electric Bikes
In April 2016 the City of Durango Code of Ordinances was revised to clarify the language on electric bicycles and other motorized vehicles within City open space, parks and trails systems.  The adopted ordinance prohibits the following conditions:

Sec. 18-34(j) To drive or park any motorized vehicle on any park, playground, trail, recreational facility or city owned open space except in an area established and maintained as a public street, driveway or public parking area.  The exception would include the authorized use of maintenance and/or emergency response vehicles as well as disabled individuals requiring motorized use for access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  As used in this section the term "motorized vehicle" shall include motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, motor vehicles, motorscooters, motorbicycles, motorized bicycles, neighborhood electric vehicles and electric bicycles as defined in the Model Traffic Code.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board, and the Multi-Modal Advisory Board will consider the Draft E-Bikes Recommendation (link below) at a joint Board meeting held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center.  Revisions to City rules and etiquette for all users of the Animas River Trail are included in the recommendation.   Public comments concerning the Draft E-Bikes Recommendation and City trail rules and etiquette will be encouraged at the meeting.  Following public testimony and Board discussion, the Boards may advance a recommendation to the Durango City Council regarding E-Bikes and City trail rules.

Electric Bicycle (E-Bike) Draft Recommendation 4-13-17

The City will be accepting public comment on the Electric Bicycle (E-Bike) Draft Recommendation until April 30, 2017.


City of Durango Staff E-bike Summary 
City of Durango Staff E-bike PowerPoint Presentation at the September 19, 2016 Meeting 

Public Comments and Community Discussion

E-Bike Videos 

E-Bike Information