During their scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 29, the City Council will revisit, discuss, and hold a public hearing on ordinances and policies regarding e-bikes in Park City. This initial discussion will review the current regulations in place for both the use of e-bikes on multi-use pathways, as well as e-mountain bikes on natural surface trails. Although no Council action is scheduled for this time, your feedback on the topic is crucial to this process.
Park City consists of nearly 12,794 acres, 10,000 of which are preserved as open space by acquisition or public planning. Open space preserves our natural resources, protects scenic viewsheds, and often provides a variety of recreational opportunities, such as those offered by trails. The Trails and Open Space Team is responsible for acquisition, planning, and management of open space and recreational trails. The Team also supports a variety of noxious weed abatement and wildfire mitigation on roughly 5,960 acres owned by PCMC.
What we do:
Park City's Trails & Open Space team manages Park City's vast inventory of trails, paved pathways, and open space in coordination with local and partner agencies. This effort is no small task, and involves many aspects, including:
New trail planning and development
Creating and implementing trail infrastructure, ranging from benches and dog bag stations to pathway stripes and wayfinding maps
Noxious weed removal
Wildfire mitigation and defensible space work
Enforcing trail and conservation easement regulations
Coordinating trail events
Offering interpretive, sustainable trail use information to the public
Annually, the Team’s workplan includes:
Compliance with conservation easements - 24 easements;
Managing summer trails - 172 miles;
Managing winter trails - 70 kilometers;
Managing agricultural leases - 5 leases;
Monitoring trailheads/kiosks - 19 structures;
Managing the golf course winter nordic concession;
Supporting trails and open space events - 12 events; and
Management and maintenance of vault toilets- 6 toilets.
The Team’s success relies heavily on our partnerships with local and regional stakeholders and private property owners, including:
Mountain Trails Foundation (MTF)- Lora Smith, Executive Director;
Summit Land Conservancy (SLC)- Cheryl Fox, Executive Director;
Utah Open Lands (UOL)- Wendy Fisher, Executive Director;
Private property owners and businesses (White Pine Touring, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, etc.); and
Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District (SBSRD)- Dane Jones, Executive Director
Summit County, Utah – Jess Kirby
Current Projects & Issues:
Electric Bike Ordinance and Policy Discussion. Details for the upcoming August 29th City Council meeting may be found HERE.