Letter to the editor: What to do about e-bikes speeding on our common lanes

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DAN VETH, Dana Point

There has been a lot of talk about the speed of e-bikes now regularly terrorizing what were once enjoyable shared lanes in our community. Laws have been passed and signs posted, but speeding continues unabated.

The other day I was passed on the bike path by an e-bike doing at least 30 mph. After passing me, he continued down the path, just past a sheriff coming the other way on a motorcycle.

What is needed is the application. The officer made no attempt to stop the speeder, but I’m sure he would have if our city leaders had made it clear that law enforcement is important and we’re willing to pay for it .

If a few of those speeding bikes were impounded with a $1,000 fine to have a bike released, some behaviors would improve and our trails would once again provide an enjoyable shared experience for all.

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