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Lifeguards to do their part to help the planet by biking between towers

Lifeguards to do their part to help the planet by biking between towers

Encinitas lifeguards could soon be spotted biking on the beach instead of using their trucks for routine trips, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city-owned vehicles.

On March 14, the City Council unanimously agreed to accept a donation of two beach cruiser-style bikes from the Electra Bike Co. Valued at $1,840, these non-electric bikes will be fitted with special racks and other equipment and will be exclusively used by the city's marine safety division.

"These would be for non-emergency use — to transport guards to remote towers and to provide medical resupply also to the remote towers," Crystal Nejara, the city's Climate Action Plan program...

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