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    A well-worded policy from NOVA/FX county parks authority could be a precedent setter, a model for other jurisdictions in Virginia and beyond. Yesterday I got an email from WABA (Katie Harris, Trails Coalition Coordinator) inviting comments.
    Thursday, Feb 7, Jean R. Packard Center, Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA
    Written comments: to Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov and NOVAParks@nvrpa.org.
    The hearing is jointly hosted by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Board and the Fairfax County Park Authority Board.

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    WTF Arlington?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYed...ature=youtu.be

    Saying both scooter and E-bike riders "obey the rules of the road" if they ride in the streets "because they are considered Motorized Vehicles" implies they are motor vehicles that do not belong on sidewalks.

    The Code of Virginia says "any device herein defined as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped shall be deemed not to be a motor vehicle." The site the video points to has a chart correctly noting that e-bikes are allowed on sidewalks but why couldn't the County simply wait until it is determined whether they need to change their pilot rules and County Code to comply with HB 2752 which if voted into law would change Virginia law to include motorized skateboard or scooter among vehicles "deemed not to be a motor vehicle"?
    Last edited by Dewey; 02-07-2019 at 02:23 PM.

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    Default I hate your e-bike

    A long but entertaining take on ebikes.

    https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2018...e-your-e-bike/
    Last edited by SolarBikeCar; 02-09-2019 at 10:21 AM. Reason: wrong link

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