E-Bikes & E-Scooters

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The City of Helena has launched a public engagement initiative related to e-bikes and private use e-scooters. The initiative does not include commercial e-scooters. The City is exploring the potential benefits and challenges that e-bikes and private use e-scooters pose. The goal of this information gathering campaign is to inform future decisions on appropriate locations and uses for e-bikes and e-scooters within the City.


On April 14, 2021 the Helena City Commission determined e-bikes should be defined as motorized and prohibited from use as noted in Helena City Code 7-12-3 C., or by land deed. This predominantly pertains to Helena Open Space Lands on Mount Helena and Mount Ascension. It does not prohibit use on city streets and sidewalks.


This decision also does not override ADA compliance. Please see the attached ADA compliance explanation for more details.


Additionally, the Commission provided direction for City staff to engage in a broader discussion, to be completed by December, around commuting and e-bike use in the remaining portions of the City.

The City of Helena has launched a public engagement initiative related to e-bikes and private use e-scooters. The initiative does not include commercial e-scooters. The City is exploring the potential benefits and challenges that e-bikes and private use e-scooters pose. The goal of this information gathering campaign is to inform future decisions on appropriate locations and uses for e-bikes and e-scooters within the City.


On April 14, 2021 the Helena City Commission determined e-bikes should be defined as motorized and prohibited from use as noted in Helena City Code 7-12-3 C., or by land deed. This predominantly pertains to Helena Open Space Lands on Mount Helena and Mount Ascension. It does not prohibit use on city streets and sidewalks.


This decision also does not override ADA compliance. Please see the attached ADA compliance explanation for more details.


Additionally, the Commission provided direction for City staff to engage in a broader discussion, to be completed by December, around commuting and e-bike use in the remaining portions of the City.

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