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Newport Beach police go e-assist
The Daily Pilot
is reporting that the ...
Newport Beach police bicycle officers can whiz through neighborhoods and shopping malls and up and down the crowded streets of the Balboa Peninsula faster than ever before.
Officers ditched their traditional patrol bicycles this month in exchange for two tricked-out Pedego electronic bikes.
Unlike standard mountain bikes, the black e-bikes can reach 25 mph and are outfitted with special features, such as a switch that tightens the shock absorbers and special tires that allow officers to pedal harder and move faster.
More in the story at the Daily Pilot.