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Pleasanton council approves rate increase for garbage service

Original post made on Jun 27, 2023

Pleasanton residents will soon see an uptick in their monthly garbage and recycling pickup fees following the City Council's approval of an annual rate adjustment last week.

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Posted by Matt Sullivan
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jun 27, 2023 at 12:30 pm

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I agree with Karla Brown (for once). I ride my human-powered bicycle almost daily on city trails, such as Marilyn Kane. People on e-bikes (who are mostly younger people) zip along at high speeds that are a safety hazard to pedestrians and bicyclists. In my experience, they don't call out before passing (which is also a problem for some bicyclists) you just hear the obnoxious humming of the e-bike before it hits you. E-bikes should be limited to bike lanes on the street.

I do understand the issue about disabled people or seniors that cannot access the trails without this type of assistance and I think an accommodation to them for some sort of e-bike or another mode of transportation should be evaluated. The seniors (and I'm one of them!) that I've seen on e-bikes drive slowly and are respectful to others on the trails.

Allowing e-bikes that travel at high rates of speed on the trails is an accident waiting to happen. They won't pay attention to speed limit signs.

Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 27, 2023 at 12:41 pm

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If you think sharing trails and parks with bikes is dangerous, wait until an e-bike passes you at 30 mph. The to be set 15 mph speed limit on e-bikes in parks and trails will only help in determining damages after you get run over.

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