These devices would be permitted on the Valley Trail:
- Permit Class 1 e-bikes (pedal assist)
- Continue to permit human powered devices (bikes, skateboards, push scooters, etc.)
- Continue to permit powered accessibility devices (wheelchairs, accessibility scooters, adaptive e-mountain bikes)
These devices would be prohibited on the Valley Trail:
- Prohibit throttle activated and high-speed electric devices to align with forthcoming B.C. e-bike policy that classifies these devices as motor vehicles. The municipal Parks Bylaw No. 1562, 2002 also prohibits motor vehicles in parks and on the Valley Trail
Examples: Class 2 e-bikes with a throttle, Class 3 e-bikes with speed of up to 45 km/h, low speed motorcycles (e.g. e-mopeds), other mobility devices such as powered skateboards, stand-up e-scooters (throttle), Segways and hoverboards
- Continue to prohibit gas powered devices to comply with B.C. legislation and municipal Parks Bylaw. Note: Service and emergency vehicles are exempt.
In addition to the policy directions above, a number of other Valley Trail considerations have emerged through the project and may be explored:
- Education about responsible use, including speed
- Monitoring e-mobility device use, conflict, incidents, etc.
- Promoting e-bike Valley Trail routes to less busy destinations
- Valley Trail use fees for commercial bike operators
- Commercial use restrictions relating to group size, routes, days
- Increased enforcement