Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HB101 Passes State Legislature!

Georgia state legislature approved HB 101 which requires a minimum safe passing distance of 3 feet when overtaking cyclists.  This is another step in the direction of safer cycling in Georgia.  In addition to the safe passing language, HB101 also cleans up Georgia state code in regard to bicycling by legalizing the use of recumbent bicycles, further defining bike lanes, and updated equipment requirements.  Take action now to have Governor Deal sign this important measure into law!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Step Towards Safer Cycling in GA!

From Executive Director, Brent Buice of Georgia Bikes...

House Bill 101, the "Better Bicycling Bill," successfully passed the House and then the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, March 22nd - the same day as our hugely successful Ride to the Capitol event!
HB 101 is currently under review by the Senate Rules Committee. The Senate has adjourned until April 11th, after which they will have three more days to review this bill.
Be sure to let your state Senator know you support this bill before the 11th! You can do so quickly and conveniently through the League of American Bicyclists online petition system. To send an email in support of HB 101, simply visit http://www.capwiz.com/lab/issues/alert/?alertid=40245526&type=TA

For the latest version of the bill, click here. For a summary of the changes made by the bill, please review our HB 101 white paper.