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E-bike Usage on the Carriage Roads

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In 2019 the National Park Service allowed e-bikes in all National Parks. Due to the limited nature of research on the impact of e-bikes our goal is to provide information that will help Acadia National Park make informed changes to the existing e-bike policy, focusing our research on their behavior and impacts on the Carriage Roads. Our team worked with the park to monitor the impact of e-bikes. Monitoring methods included big data, observation, interviews, and GPS tracking. From these methods we found that there were inconsistencies in the presentation of safety information to bikers as well as instances of speeding. We then developed three recommendations to the park, including improved bike education, increased use of signage, and continued monitoring of e-bikes in the park.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • 2021-10-23
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  • E-project-072921-164656
  • 26561
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-07-29
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