“Marin County environmental groups have challenged a recent federal directive to allow electric bikes on national park bike trails.
The lawsuit filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the Marin Conservation League, the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, the Point Reyes Station-based Save Our Seashore and five other plaintiffs alleges the rule change earlier this year violated the National Park Service’s own rule-making process and circumvented environmental review.
‘An e-bike going 28 miles per hour on any narrow multiuse trail in Point Reyes National Seashore is a recipe for conflict with and injury to other trail users,’ Save Our Seashore President Gordon Bennett said in a statement after the filing.
National Park Service acting assistant communications director Jeremy Barnum said their agency strongly disagrees with the lawsuit. The parks service will continue working with park superintendents to implement the ‘commonsense’ e-bike policy, he said.”
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