With the improved electric bike I personally hope more Parks restrict driving and see that bike lanes and promoting biking is a true solution to the traffic problems parks have been experiencing. It's funny how much more wildlife you will see biking through a park than in a car I would routinely come across bears on my bike (middle of the day even) and as soon as a car engine sound came around a bend the bear would step back into the brush and the car would pass us wondering where all the animals were.
Yes I understand glass is heavy I also question the incessant need for all these bloated lenses. When I worked for the newspapers we could push to 3200 iso and that was it. Most of my bike riding experience through parks has been lugging camping gear/food plus a full frame camera so I know it can be done. There are handlebar bags and panniers that can be outfitted to carry fragile gear.
Now with electric assist bikes I see old out of shape people cruising up hills in MT so I don't see it being a major restriction. In fact instead of increasing permitted commercial shuttles it would be great to see more electric bike rental places adjacent to park entrances.
Yes a great heads up, hopefully people planning their trips this year will think of taking bikes along with them. You will see more wildlife on a bike almost guaranteed than in a car.
Has it's pluses and minuses of course- I remember reading that bike riders were particularly prone to attack by mountain lions and being quieter potentially more likely to surprise animals.
I'm glad I got up to the lake 20 odd years ago for sunrise, I was the only person there! I will say though that I'd prefer to bike than take a shuttle.