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MICHAEL SMITH, San Clemente
Seems like the city council really doesn’t want to deal with the reality of e-bikes on the Beach Trail. The latest suggestion to ramp up education is a pretty far-fetched solution.
Everybody has them these days, including young kids, and they are all over the trail. E-bikes are not bicycles. E-bikes are motorized vehicles, and not only are they fast, but silent as well.
This makes them especially dangerous to pedestrians who are enjoying a nice, safe walk on the trail and can’t hear them coming. To even suggest enforcement is a joke, because there is none.
And even if there was, then what? How are you going to give someone a citation or even make it stick? Really? Might as well allow mopeds and ATVs.
At this rate, the joy of San Clemente’s greatest assets will be lost to the walkers. E-bikes really belong on designated bike trails on roadways. Let’s keep the trail safe.