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WHOA e-bikers: Park City to mandate 15 mph speed limit on all pathways

The 15 MPH speed limit is aimed at slowing down both e-bikes and non-electric powered bikes and make multi-use pathways a safer place for all users.

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Council unanimously decided to impose a 15 mph speed limit on all recreational pathways in Park City. The limit is aimed at slowing down both e-bikes and non-electric powered bikes and making multi-use pathways safer for all users.

Park City Mayor Nann Worel said new speed limit signage will be posted along pathways in the next two months.

“Education is going to be a big part of how we go forward with this,” Worel said.

Ed Parigian, Park City Council member said, “I would like to see it less truthfully, 15 will get ya 20 right”, “I say go 12 and you might get 15 out of it”.

Instead of patrolling and handing out speeding tickets, Worel said making people aware of the new limit is step one.

The decision was backed by strong local support for regulations as well as data collected in 2023 by over 5,000 Rail Trail users.

Next, Council said they would consider rules making helmets for minors mandatory.

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