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Redwood City addresses downtown incidents involving young bicyclists

in Community/Crime

Redwood City officials said Wednesday they’re actively addressing traffic violations, property damage and the use of illegal fireworks related to large crowds of youth bicyclists who visit downtown, primarily near Courthouse Square.

While many of the bicyclists are obeying the law, the city says it is enforcing laws in connection with “recent disruptive youth activities and the use of illegal fireworks.”

The city said it is working with community-based organizations to explore alternatives for youth “to develop and display bike skills safely while focusing their energy on more positive outcomes.”

“We’re also working to address the youth behavioral issues manifesting in this behavior with community partners like Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) and Redwood City Together to keep kids out of trouble,” said Mayor Giselle Hale.

Read the full statement here.