The View From The Sidewalk
It's part of new program they're testing out.
"Being on a bicycle brings you down to a pedestrian speed, instead of stuck in a car where you're constantly going the speed limit," said Gainesville Code Enforcement Officer Joe Hatt.
Hatt says the bicycles make spotting violations easier, and more accessible.
Code enforcement officers also hope the new bikes will help them avoid the pain at the pump. And, they expect residents to be less intimidated.
Right now, the city of Gainesville has three bicycles on the code enforcement fleet. Officers say at least one person patrols on bike each day, and they plan to add some more.
"We can actually interact with the community better," said Hatt. "We can speak with the neighbors. It's a lot nicer having somebody ride up on a bicycle than flashing lights on a car."
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