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Name not shown outside Park Service Areas March 9, 2020, 3:11 PM

Comments:
Maryland ebike law was changed in 2019 to allow three types of ebikes up to 750 watts and an ebike in Maryland is still considered a bicycle. The federal ebike law allows up to 750 watts and is based on the max wattage a cyclist can produce. A cyclist on a regular bicycle can easily go faster than an electric bike so restricting ebikes will likely not have any affect on safety. Anyone riding a regular bicycle or an electric bicycle needs to do so safely and restricting the use of ebikes based on wattage does nothing to prevent a rider from riding in an unsafe manner. Instructing people to ride safely and imposing fines for not riding safely, will have more of an affect than restricting electric ebikes/escooters based on wattage.

Alex Barnes inside the Northern Area January 31, 2020, 10:54 AM

Comments:
I use an e-bike and mostly it only increases my speed when going uphill. On level and downhill trails, I go just as fast on a regular bike as on an e-bike. I support the use of e-bikes and e-scooters on trails where bicycles are permitted because those trails are a more pleasant alternative to roads. For all modes of transportation, we should aspire to be respectful.

Alex Barnes inside the Northern Area January 31, 2020, 10:42 AM

Are you of Hispanic or Latino ancestry?
No

Name not shown inside the Northern Area January 28, 2020, 12:31 PM

Comments:
I'm not sure about e-scooters, but I am definitely in favor of allowing e-bikes on trails where they are currently banned under the pilot program. My wife and I walk those trails frequently. In our view, there is little difference in safety between regular bikes (that sometimes go very fast) and e-bikes, which should be encouraged to allow more folks (young and old) to bike who otherwise would not do so. E-bikes are extremely popular in Europe and Canada, where we live part time, with very little detrimental consequences for both cyclists and pedestrians. They should be treated the same as non-electric bikes.

Name not shown inside the Northern Area December 3, 2019, 12:25 PM

Comments:
“I believe there is a time for everything. Time changes, and you need to accept that. Else, you stagnate.”- Manisha Koirala Having E-vehicles are on trails is amazing idea it gives people a way to get around, also it allow people to get out of their home to go enjoy a good weekend and have fun with the family. Although speed may be an issue as long as they are wearing a full head helmet or some type of protection, it will keep the driver/ operator safe; also if they not exceeding the speed of 15+ then the operator will not be badly hurt. Also most often than not if someone lose control of a E-scooter the scooter will not go very far alone and plus they have a speed cap now too. Also this may seem crazy but there are bikers who can easily pass this speed but they are not restricted due to safety. Firstly, some people may think that allowing E-vehicles into trail will make people want to jump into trails on mopeds or other gas power vehicles, will it's too late for that because people have been doing for a while now even before E-vehicles came into the picture. From personal experience I have seen a moped and a car ( A CAR) on bike trials. Secondly, change all the wood bridges to some other material that is stronger and can hold up for a very long time, having wood doesn't last very long and cause an accident with any vehicle. Also most E-vehicle use polyurethane, which doesn't really damage the road by all means it allow the wheels to roll smoother. Besides Ebike that use normal wheels like every other normal bike. Lastly, Times are changing not everyone likes riding bikes or walking on trial like before, by all means some people would rather use a E-vehicles to ride on trials for fun or even commute to save money on metro or gas. So by all means putting a ban on this type of vehicle is foolish because it can be keeping a car off the road for a while and allowing others to enjoy trails.

Howard Leathers inside the Northern Area November 21, 2019, 3:33 PM

Comments:
I have three concerns with the regulations to permit e-vehicles along hiker-biker trails. 1. 15 miles per hour seems like too high a speed for safety. 2. I don't understand how the regulations can be enforced. 3. I am worried that the presence of (legal) e-vehicles will quickly expand to encourage (even though not legally permitted) mopeds and other motorized vehicles on the trails.

Name not shown inside the Southern Area June 14, 2017, 2:00 AM

How often did you use Tucker Road Ice Rink within the past 12 months?
Once a year


If you used the Tucker Road Ice Rink, which programs did you participate in or what services did you use? (Check all that apply)
Camps


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that you enjoyed most
Family Environment, Quality of Programs, Affordability


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that could have been improved
Customer Service, Cleanliness


While Tucker Road Ice Rink is closed, will you use another ice rink?
no


What is most important to you:
Enhanced amenities


What would you be willing to sacrifice to have ice time in 2017-2018?
Other - first option is unclear (available funds for long-term replacement)


What is the distance that you would be willing to travel to get to the ice rink from the current site of the Tucker Road Ice Rink?
5 to 10 miles


How many skaters are there in your family that would use the rink?
3


When would you or your family members mostly make use of the rink?
Weekend mornings (Saturday or Sunday before 12 noon), Weekend afternoons (Saturday or Sunday between 12 and 6pm)


In thinking of the restoration/rebuilding of the Tucker Road Ice Rink, what are the top 5 amenities that you would like to see included?
Cafe, Concessions


Which types of skating activities would you or your family be interested in?
Other, Group Rental of the Facility, Recreational Skate


How often would you or your family use the ice rink?
Once a month


Which of the following is the primary reason you visit a rink?

Location


What is the one thing you dislike most about other rinks?
seasonal


What other M-NCPPC facilities do you use/visit?
tucker road, harmony hall, cosca park, wardman park, southern regional technology center

Name not shown inside the Southern Area June 13, 2017, 7:39 PM

How often did you use Tucker Road Ice Rink within the past 12 months?
Once a week


If you used the Tucker Road Ice Rink, which programs did you participate in or what services did you use? (Check all that apply)
General Skate (Public Skating Sessions)


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that you enjoyed most
Family Environment, Customer Service, Quality of Programs, Affordability, Cleanliness, Skate Rental


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that could have been improved
Quality of Programs, Affordability, Customer Service


While Tucker Road Ice Rink is closed, will you use another ice rink?
no


What is most important to you:
Covered outdoor rink, Two sheets of ice, Enhanced amenities


What would you be willing to sacrifice to have ice time in 2017-2018?
A softball field


What is the distance that you would be willing to travel to get to the ice rink from the current site of the Tucker Road Ice Rink?
5 to 10 miles


How many skaters are there in your family that would use the rink?
4


When would you or your family members mostly make use of the rink?
Weekend mornings (Saturday or Sunday before 12 noon), Weekend afternoons (Saturday or Sunday between 12 and 6pm), Weekday evenings (Monday thru Friday after 6pm)


In thinking of the restoration/rebuilding of the Tucker Road Ice Rink, what are the top 5 amenities that you would like to see included?
Additional Sheet of Ice, Additional Locker Room (for women), Cafe, Warm-up Area, Vending Machines, Small Fitness Room, Concessions


Which types of skating activities would you or your family be interested in?
Recreational Skate, Group Rental of the Facility, Hockey Clinics, Figure Skating, Short-track Speed Skating, Long-track Speed Skating, Playing Hockey


How often would you or your family use the ice rink?
Once a week


Which of the following is the primary reason you visit a rink?

Location


What is the one thing you dislike most about other rinks?
Distance


What other M-NCPPC facilities do you use/visit?
The Tech/Rec (Bock Road), Allentown Pool

Name not shown inside the Southern Area June 13, 2017, 11:41 AM

How often did you use Tucker Road Ice Rink within the past 12 months?
Twice a month


If you used the Tucker Road Ice Rink, which programs did you participate in or what services did you use? (Check all that apply)
General Skate (Public Skating Sessions)


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that you enjoyed most
Affordability, Family Environment, Quality of Programs, Customer Service, Cleanliness, Skate Rental


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that could have been improved
Cleanliness, Customer Service, Skate Rental, Quality of Programs, Affordability, Family Environment


While Tucker Road Ice Rink is closed, will you use another ice rink?
no


What is most important to you:
Two sheets of ice, Continuity/Ice time for late Fall 2017/Winter 2018, Covered outdoor rink, Enhanced amenities, Other


What would you be willing to sacrifice to have ice time in 2017-2018?
A softball field


What is the distance that you would be willing to travel to get to the ice rink from the current site of the Tucker Road Ice Rink?
1 to 5 miles


How many skaters are there in your family that would use the rink?
2


When would you or your family members mostly make use of the rink?
Weekend afternoons (Saturday or Sunday between 12 and 6pm), Weekday evenings (Monday thru Friday after 6pm)


In thinking of the restoration/rebuilding of the Tucker Road Ice Rink, what are the top 5 amenities that you would like to see included?
Additional Locker Room (for women), Additional Sheet of Ice, Small Fitness Room, Cafe, Warm-up Area, Concessions, Vending Machines, Other


Which types of skating activities would you or your family be interested in?
Recreational Skate, Hockey Clinics, Playing Hockey, Figure Skating, Short-track Speed Skating, Long-track Speed Skating, Group Rental of the Facility, Other


How often would you or your family use the ice rink?
Three times a month


Which of the following is the primary reason you visit a rink?

Location


What is the one thing you dislike most about other rinks?
Too far away from home.


Additional Comments
It's great to have a variety of recreation centers in this part of the county. I grew up in Fort Washington and visited the ice rink regularly as a child. I would love to continue having it close to home and use it as a place to have fun and expose the next generation.


What other M-NCPPC facilities do you use/visit?
Allentown Splash Park, Hillcrest Heights, Harmony Hall

Name not shown inside the Central Area June 8, 2017, 9:38 AM

How often did you use Tucker Road Ice Rink within the past 12 months?
Never


If you used the Tucker Road Ice Rink, which programs did you participate in or what services did you use? (Check all that apply)
I did not use Tucker Road Ice Rink


Please list, in order of priority, three characteristics of the Tucker Road Ice Rink that you enjoyed most
Affordability, Cleanliness, Customer Service


While Tucker Road Ice Rink is closed, will you use another ice rink?
no


What is most important to you:
Continuity/Ice time for late Fall 2017/Winter 2018, Enhanced amenities, Two sheets of ice


What would you be willing to sacrifice to have ice time in 2017-2018?
Enclosure (I.e. the structure would be covered but open to the elements)


What is the distance that you would be willing to travel to get to the ice rink from the current site of the Tucker Road Ice Rink?
5 to 10 miles


How many skaters are there in your family that would use the rink?
3


When would you or your family members mostly make use of the rink?
Weekend mornings (Saturday or Sunday before 12 noon), Weekend afternoons (Saturday or Sunday between 12 and 6pm), Weekend evenings (Saturday and Sundays after 6pm)


In thinking of the restoration/rebuilding of the Tucker Road Ice Rink, what are the top 5 amenities that you would like to see included?
Warm-up Area, Additional Sheet of Ice, Cafe


Which types of skating activities would you or your family be interested in?
Recreational Skate, Group Rental of the Facility, Figure Skating


How often would you or your family use the ice rink?
Once a week


Which of the following is the primary reason you visit a rink?

Location


What other M-NCPPC facilities do you use/visit?
Softball field, Walker mill park