From the Daily Camera
Boulder may allow electric bikes on its multi-use paths under a year-long pilot program.
Advocates for electric bikes say they're just as safe as regular bicycles, and having access to the paths would allow users to take more advantage of Boulder's cycling infrastructure. Some other users of the multi-use paths say the faster speeds and greater weight of electric bicycles means they cannot safely share the already-congested trails with pedestrians and standard bikes.
If the pilot program moves forward, it would last a year and be limited to the paved multi-use path system. Electric bikes would still not be allowed on sidewalks or open space trails.
Now, electric bicycles are allowed in the bike lanes on streets shared with vehicles.