Recent Johnson County parks board decision allows electric bikes on all paved trails

The Johnson County Parks and Recreation District approved two classifications of electric bikes for paved trails. Photo credit Ivan Radic. Used under a Creative Commons license.

The Johnson County Parks and Recreation District last week approved the use of Class 1 and Class 3 electric bikes on all paved JCPRD trails, effective immediately.

The decision comes after six-month pilot project, from July 2019 to January 2020, of the two classifications of e-bikes. Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses Bill Maasen said in a release that the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners are suspending the code limiting patrons from using motorized vehicles on paved trails.