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It's a bit unclear what the point is of a pilot program of the type here. First of all, the e-scooters and ebikes are already being used on many of these trails, with no enforcement. Second, the distinction between privately owned and rental scooters is silly--the vast majority out there are the rental ones, and they will be used on the pilot programs trails.

The inclusion of the NW branch trail is a little odd. It's nearly impossible to reach the northern end of the paved portion of the trail with a bike. The southern access is from PG county. I am not sure if there are any paved access points within Montgomery Co.

Good point. There is only one access point in Montgomery County to the NWB Trail and that is a rough connection from Oakview Drive.

Seems a bit redundant when from October 1 Maryland is supposed to permit Class 1 and 2 ebikes anywhere bicycles can travel since the state passed HB0939 http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=HB0939&tab=subject3&ys=2019rs

I thought that legislation still allowed counties to set rules in parks?

What is unclear is whether existing ebike bans remain in place or whether now the state has redefined ebikes with Class 1 & 2 legal on bike paths and sidewalks whether localities need to rewrite their bans to justify the inequity.

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