FC Moves to Host E-Device Pop-Up Events

Bird Rides Inc. shared electric scooters sit parked in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Photographer: Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg via Getty Images

City Bike Ambassadors and FC Moves staff will host three pop-up educational events this week to promote awareness of the rules and regulations for e-devices.

The pop-up events will be held Tuesday, September 22 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Lee Martinez Park, Thursday, September 24 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Mason Trail and Spring Creek Trail intersection and Saturday, September 26 from 11 am to 1 pm on the Long View Trail at Scenic Drive. The event will feature free bike-related gifts and requires all participants to wear face-coverings and abide by social distancing measures.

E-device regulations for paved trails in the city that will be discussed at the events are as follows:

  • Allowed – Class 1 and 2 e-bikes
    • Must be labeled
    • Top speed may not exceed 20 mph
    • Not allowed on unpaved trails
  • Not allowed – any other e-device that is not an ADA device
    • Except as permitted by ADA regulations, all other electric or motorized devices are not allowed on Fort Collins paved recreational trails. This includes Class 3 e-bikes, e-scooters, mopeds, electric skateboards, hoverboards, and any gas-powered devices.

Proper trail etiquette staff and volunteers will be reminding participants of are as follows:

    • Traveling on the right,
    • Using an audible signal when passing,
    • Passing on the left,
    • Giving at least 3 feet to pass,
    • Observing the courtesy speed limit of 15 mph,
    • Using a white front light and a rear red reflector at a minimum at night or when visibility is poor, and
    • When bicycling, walking, or using another mode, wearing visible clothes or reflective gear to be seen by other trail users during low light times.

For more information regarding e-devices and trail regulations, visit: fcgov.com/bicycling

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