SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – Marin County supervisors voted to allow electric-assisted bicycles, or e-bikes, on paved pathways, parking lots and other areas specifically designated to allow them.

The amendments affect the county’s popular Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, the Pacheco Path, and the Corte Madera Creek Pathway.

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E-bikes will still be prohibited on unpaved trails.

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“We need to put this in place. It is about behavior right now, less than it is about technology,” Supervisor Katie Rice said in a statement.

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The board says the new rules will “alleviate road congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase opportunities for exercise.”