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Tiburon cops will launch bike-patrol program to enforce new safety rules

With ongoing e-bike safety complaints that prompted Tiburon’s stricter new rules in April, the biggest lingering question has been about enforcement.

 

Police Chief Michelle Jean is ready to launch her answer: A new bike-patrol program she wants in place by the end of the month.

 

Jean said the department is buying several new e-bikes, and she and Capt. Jarrod Yee will be among the six or seven sworn officers, alongside police service aide Cindy Neill, attending a 10-hour training course today, May 1, hosted by the San Francisco Police Department.

 

Tiburon’s new e-bike and mobility-device rules took effect April 5 in response to those complaints about unsafe riding, mostly by kids on the Old Rail Trail, with Southern Marin accidents that have led to serious injuries and even a death.


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