Pullman police will use electric bicycles

Locally purchased bikes cost $4,000 each, PPD officers can travel up to 28 miles per hour

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Pullman police will use electric bicycles

Two Trek E-bikes were purchased B&L Bicycles for Pullman police officers to use. Each electrically assisted bicycle cost about $4,000 says Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

Two Trek E-bikes were purchased B&L Bicycles for Pullman police officers to use. Each electrically assisted bicycle cost about $4,000 says Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

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Two Trek E-bikes were purchased B&L Bicycles for Pullman police officers to use. Each electrically assisted bicycle cost about $4,000 says Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

COURTESY OF FLICKR

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Two Trek E-bikes were purchased B&L Bicycles for Pullman police officers to use. Each electrically assisted bicycle cost about $4,000 says Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

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The Pullman Police Department has added two electrically assisted bicycles to its fleet of vehicles.

Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the E-bikes were added to assist officers that may have to travel up hills during their police work.

“Not to sound flippant, but there is a lot of hills in town,” he said.

Tennant said traditional motorless bicycles were becoming too difficult for officers to use, as they could show up to the scene of a disturbance out of breath.

The Trek E-bikes were purchased locally from B&L Bicycles and are equipped with a large battery and motor that allow them to travel up to 28 miles per hour, according to the department’s press release.

Tennant estimated that the E-bikes cost around $4,000 each.