Opportunity to learn about draft policy directions and share feedback
Community members are invited to an open house on Wednesday, March 13 to consider draft electric bike (e-bike) policy directions for Whistler.
Since the fall, Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Whistler Centre for Sustainability have been gathering information, scanning other jurisdictions and consulting with key community stakeholders to develop guidelines or regulations for the use of e-bikes and other e-mobility devices on Whistler’s trails. At the open house, draft project objectives and policy directions will be available for review.
Mayor Jack Crompton said, “E-bikes are becoming more prevalent and are here to stay. Whistler has always been a leader in recreation and tourism. As e-bike technology continues to evolve, we need to find ways to accommodate them on our trails, while monitoring and managing key issues, impacts and concerns.”
“The first phase of this project involved discussions with key community organizations and partners. Policy development, which is in progress, aims to balance the experience and safety of residents and visitors, with business interests and protection of natural areas.”
The open house will take place on Wednesday, March 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre (Harmony AB room).
Community members are encouraged to drop in anytime during the open house to:
- learn about the project,
- review proposed policy directions, and
- share feedback.
Learn more about the project at whistler.ca/e-bikes.
The project began in fall 2018. Feedback from the open house and a survey, which will be launched in the near future, will be considered to update draft policy directions. The intention is to finalize the guidelines or regulations this spring and to begin implementation for the 2019 riding season.