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Thread: Are E-bikes legal in DC, VA, MD?

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    Default Not for long in Montgomery County

    Montgomery County Parks Rules & Regs, beginning July 1-
    No person shall operate an unlicensed motorized scooter, motorized or electrically assisted bicycle, Electric Bicycle, segway, hover-board or similar motorized personal locomotive device except
    (1) as authorized by Permit; or
    (2) in areas where expressly designated by Park Directive and posted accordingly

    (thanks washcycle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibby View Post
    Montgomery County Parks Rules & Regs, beginning July 1-
    No person shall operate an unlicensed motorized scooter, motorized or electrically assisted bicycle, Electric Bicycle, segway, hover-board or similar motorized personal locomotive device except
    (1) as authorized by Permit; or
    (2) in areas where expressly designated by Park Directive and posted accordingly

    (thanks washcycle)
    I would just note that this regulation is totally ridiculous, as it will actually restrict e-assist bicycles more than it restricts cars or motorcycles. A car or motorcycle can use anything designated as a "roadway or street for vehicular traffic." But an e-assist bicycle would not be permitted to use a roadway or street within a park, unless expressly designated by Park Directive and posted accordingly.

    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/about...d-regulations/

    My hope here is that they will issue appropriate Park Directives promptly. At that point, we'll have to see where e-assist bicycles are and are not permitted to go.

    Also, did you notice that, "Paved trails on Park Property remain open between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12 midnight for transient Bicycle traffic only, unless posted otherwise." This is an improvement on the old rules that allowed such traffic only between sunrise and sunset. But apparently I am a major scofflaw in regularly using the CCT after midnight.
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 06-23-2017 at 04:35 PM.

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