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Friday, February 27, 2009

Herd on the Hill: Bicyclists in rearview mirror may be going faster than they appear

Excerpted from this post at Herd on the Hill

Today one issue took up the majority of the day in the Senate: Bill
#117 or the Bicylists Bill. We are all about sharing the road for our
recreation-loving bike friends but the bill is a bit much. It offers
cyclists extra protection from motor vehicle operators but Senate
Republicans argued today that the protection offered puts drivers at a
disadvantage and in some cases doesn't go far enough. Senate
Republicans offered nine amendments to truly improve the bills but all
failed along party lines. Among the amendments: Requiring cyclists to
attach flags to their bikes so drivers and farm machinery operators
can see them.

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