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Sunday, May 23, at 5 p.m., I was walking at the pier on the Beach Trail. One second before I planned to make a step to the right to go over the railroad tracks to get a cone at the ice cream shop on Avenida Victoria, a grown man flew by me on his e-bike.

He had obviously come from the south on the Beach Trail ignoring signs saying “Walk Bikes.”

The one-second difference saved me from going to the hospital or the morgue.

I walk on the Beach Trail often, and the behavior of many bike riders is rude and dangerous.

I, therefore, propose licensing requirements for e-bike riders and license plates so infringements can be reprimanded and safe bike ridership can make the Beach Trail a safe, pleasurable facility.


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