A pesky question probably asked by someone lucky enough to have been gifted a new set of wheels this holiday season: Are e-bikes actually allowed on Houston and Harris County’s trails and bike lanes?
The answer is a resounding yes, according to David Fields, Houston’s chief transportation planner. That’s despite some signage banning motorized vehicles on certain trails that could cause confusion. As one of Houston’s newest e-bike riders myself, I kept questioning whether or not the line reading “no motor vehicle” listed on a sign posted near the Keegans Bayou Trail was made for me. Other signs, like one on the nearby Brays Bayou trail, prohibit all-terrain vehicles but little else.