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E-Bikes on Shaky Ground in National Parks Pending Environmental Review

by Gear Junkie | June 6, 2022
In 2019, P. Daniel Smith, NPS acting director at the time, issued a directive that ordered every park to treat e-bikes “in a similar manner” to traditional bicycles. That policy, called the Smith Directive, led to a “Final Rule” that now governs how the NPS treats them; as such, it ...