WE-cycle considers going electric
WE-cycle will ask local governments this Thursday for another year of funding, and the organization thinks e-bikes could be a solution to the valley’s heavy traffic.
Mirte Mallory is executive director of the bike share program. She said e-bikes have the potential to get more cars off busy roads.
“WE-cycle is very interested in integrating e-bikes into its fleet to help facilitate the access from the further outside areas of the urban growth boundary, like the ABC and Burlingame and Buttermilk,” Mallory said.
But that’s not likely to happen next summer. There are policy kinks that need clarifying before an e-bike share becomes a reality.
Colorado law now allows e-bikes on pedestrian and bike paths — unless local governments choose otherwise. Pitkin County still bans any motorized bikes on it’s trails, including the upper-valley portion of the Rio Grande Trail, but other jurisdictions allow them.
WE-cycle presents to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee at a meeting on Thursday.