What is an e-device?
E-devices are defined as electric and/or battery-powered bicycles, scooters, skateboards, “Segways”, unicycles and similar standing or sitting low-powered mobility devices.
Where will e-devices be allowed?
With some exceptions, e-devices will be allowed wherever bicycles are currently allowed.
What yield pattern should be followed?
E-devices must yield to everyone and bicycles must yield to pedestrians—all must keep right and announce to pass on the left.
What is NOT allowed on trails?
If a device can be registered for street use, it is not allowed on off-street trails or sidewalks. Additionally, no device more than half the width of a trail is allowed (trails are about 10 feet wide in most areas)—everyone should be conscious of riding side-by-side and refrain from doing so in crowded areas.
Can trails now be accessed for commercial use?
Current rules regarding vending and commercial use still apply. Anyone using park facilities for commercial operation must only be passing through and cannot stage within DPR facilities.
How will rules be enforced?
The DPR Park Ranger program will continue hiring additional seasonal staff to accommodate system-wide needs during the busy warm-weather months. As always, Park Rangers will proactively patrol DPR’s most heavily-used facilities to help identify problem areas and educate visitors about park rules, public resources, trail etiquette, safety issues and more.
How can residents report concerns?
During the pilot period, residents were able to report concerns via an online tool that included detailed location information. Park use violations should be reported to 311 (720.913.1311) while the activity is occurring so that a Park Ranger can be dispatched if necessary.
How will this pilot be evaluated?
Please report any incidents related to the use of e-devices via the online evaluation tool which will be used to track potential problem-areas and challenges related to e-vehicles in parks and on trails.
At the end of the 180-day pilot period, DPR will evaluate issues reported via this online tool, 311 and pocketgov reports, along with incidents logged by Park Rangers. DPR recognizes the popularity of e-devices as a convenient method of transportation and may implement rule modifications to help make them a successful transportation option while maximizing the safety of other park and trail users.