Hey, ain’t no one got the youth to walk all over the place anymore, so, I like this idea.
Sure, there will be outrage by people, for the same reason people hate other people that do different things, everywhere. Bicyclists are hated by car drivers, pedestrians, etc… and always will be.
And anyone with wheels will always be hated by anyone who is going to cry over a crushed flower.
Plus, everyone that is nuts about hiking everywhere will lose their minds that faster moving electric bikes of all kids will now be moving through parks, on trails, roads, etc.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the order without fanfare Thursday, classifying e-bikes as non-motorized bikes. The Interior statement said riders must use the motor only to boost their pedaling on the trails, and not zip along on motor power alone.
The e-bikes “make bicycle travel easier and more efficient, and they provide an option for people who want to ride a bicycle but might not otherwise do so because of physical fitness, age, disability or convenience,” National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said in a statement Friday.
More than 50 hiking, horse-riding and other outdoor and conservation associations, including the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Pacific Crest Trail Association, objected. (Haters gonna hate)