SANTA MONICA─On Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department will display their new Zero Bikes. Residents and the media are invited to see the electric motorcycles, learn how they operate, and ask questions.

Getting the Zero Bikes was a collaborative effort between the city of Santa Monica’s Public Works Department and the Police Department.

According to a press release from the SMPD, the new electric motorcycles are part of the city’s commitment to reducing emissions while serving as fast, effective, and quiet crime-fighting tool. The new bikes will help expedite response times to calls for service. The event will take place at Parking Lot 5 South, 2701 Barnard Way.

Police Chief Cynthia Renaud in addition Public Works Director Susan Cline will be in attendance. The zero bikes will be unveiled and the public will learn how the motorcycles operate. The six new bikes nearly double SMPD’s traffic enforcement unit, making half of the motorcycles electric.