WEST NEW YORK, NJ – The bustling streets of West New York are set to witness a transformative initiative, as Mayor Albio Sires and the local police department unveil “Operation Safe Streets.” This campaign emerges as a decisive response to the escalating concerns surrounding the use of electric bicycles in the area.
Mayor Sires emphasized the initiative’s significance, stating, “Operation Safe Streets marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to safeguarding our community. Electric bicycles are a modern convenience, but their responsible use is non-negotiable for ensuring the safety of every individual in our town.”
The operation will see law enforcement officers strategically positioned across West New York. Their mission is clear: to address the misuse of electric bicycles, including riding on sidewalks, ignoring right-of-way rules, and other traffic violations. This initiative is not just about enforcement; it’s about striking a delicate balance between embracing modern transportation and upholding the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
The West New York Police Department is not just stopping at enforcement. They are calling on the community to be active participants in this safety campaign. By reporting violations and spreading awareness about responsible e-bike usage, residents can play a crucial role in this community-driven initiative.
Education and outreach are also key components of Operation Safe Streets. The police department is dedicated to collaborating with local organizations, providing resources and information to ensure everyone is up to speed on the rules and regulations governing electric bicycles.