Folding electric bike
An order was signed by US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Thursday that will allow motorized electric bicycles on every national park trail on which regular bikes are permitted. Bernhardt’s order gave agency officials 30 days to devise public guidance to help the National Park and National Wildlife Refuge systems carry out the new policy.
National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith lauded the order, agreeing that allowing the electric bikes will expand access.
"As more Americans are using e-bikes to enjoy the great outdoors, national parks should be responsive to visitor's interest in using this new technology wherever it is safe and appropriate to do so,” Smith said. “They make bicycle travel easier and more efficient, and they provide an option for people who want to ride a bicycle but might not otherwise do so because of physical fitness, age, disability, or convenience, especially at high altitudes or in hilly or strenuous terrain.”