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Belvedere mulls e-bike rules amid proposed legislation and grand jury recommendation

Updated: May 23

Belvedere officials are setting the stage for new e-bike regulations, a discussion coinciding with proposed state legislation that would use Marin as a pilot program to restrict use by kids and a similar civil grand jury recommendation that all county jurisdictions enact uniform restrictions by the end of the year.

 

In a May 13 report to the City Council, Police Chief Jason Wu said he’s been talking with City Manager Robert Zadnik and has been “in constant contact with my counterpart in Tiburon,” Police Chief Michelle Jean, about potential ways to encourage and enforce safer riding in Belvedere.


 


Wu’s presentation wasn’t on the agenda for discussion or action, limiting the council’s ability to push the topic forward, but members appeared receptive, with Councilmember Nancy Kemnitzer encouraging education efforts and Vice Mayor Jane Cooper saying she’d like to gather youth for feedback and input on any new laws.


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