A vehicle travels southbound along the bike path adjacent to US 89. Photo: Courtesy

JACKSON, Wyo. — Welcome to Bike Paths 101, a brief course on how and how not to use bike paths in Jackson Hole.

Lesson #1: Don’t Drive on the Bike Path in January (or anytime for that matter)

Video: Courtesy

It goes without saying, this is an improper and dangerous use of the bike path. Vehicles are strictly prohibited from using bike lanes other than those owned by the town and county for maintenance and emergency response purposes.

There are no exemptions to this rule for electric vehicles either. According to Ordinance 10.13.020, “All Electric Vehicles are prohibited on all Town of Jackson pathways, bike lanes, skateparks or other bicycle facilities including natural surface trails. Emergency response vehicles, maintenance vehicles and Pedestrian Vehicles for the exclusive use of persons with a physical disability as those terms are defined in Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 31-5-102, as amended, are exempt from this prohibition.”