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.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Bipartisan Deal On $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
E-bikes will still be prohibited on unpaved trails.READ MORE: California Reopens: Ferry Service Resumes To Oracle Park In Time For Giants / A's Bay Bridge Series
“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.MORE NEWS: Woman's Body Dumped At San Jose Newby Landfill; Police Seek Public's Help In Case
The board says the new rules will “alleviate road congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase opportunities for exercise.”