E-Bike Advocates’ Influence Questioned

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“WASHINGTON, D.C. — A series of meetings between e-bike industry lobbyists and federal officials has been terminated due to legal concerns, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility under the Freedom of Information Act.

The rules governing use of e-bikes in Acadia National Park has been a hot topic this year; now, pedal-assist e-bikes are allowed anywhere in the park that regular bicycles are allowed, including the carriage roads.

The ‘E-bike Partner and Agency Group,’ which pushed for policies allowing electric bicycles on public lands, reportedly violated federal transparency requirements.”

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