Last Saturday, the Alameda Police Department began implementing two programs meant to enhance bicycle safety around the area. The first initiative tasks officers with rewarding children whom they deem to be engaged in safe cycling behavior. The officers will be able to bestow upon such kids a token that can be redeemed for a free ice cream cone at a local shop. The second safety measure will see adults caught making some sort of bicycle violation being allowed to take a Bicycle Diversion Program. Instead of being forced to pay a citation, cyclists can opt to take the course, at which point the citation will be waived.
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