Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Contact House Delegates about two bike billsAccording to Virginia Bicycling Federation, (VBF) two bike bills have made it out of committee and will soon be voted on by the full House of Delegates. SB 117, the Dooring bill "Requires drivers to wait for a reasonable opportunity to open vehicle doors on the side adjacent to moving traffic. A violation constitutes a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $50."
SB 669, the Maintenance Reimbursement bill "Provides that cities and towns that receive highway maintenance payments from the Commonwealth based on moving-lane miles of highway will not have such payments reduced if moving-lane miles of highway are converted to bicycle-only lanes..."
Please contact your delegate to ask them to support these bills. From VBF:
It is now time to contact YOUR DELEGATE and ask them to support both SB117, the Dooring bill, and SB669, the Maintenance Reimbursement for travel lanes that have been converted to bike lanes bill, as both are now on the floor of the Full House.