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SB 910 Support Needed
If you think it is a good idea to define exactly what makes a safe gap between vehicles and bicycles passing on the road, let our Assemblymember Michael Allen know your opinion.
We've been alerting you to a bill in Sacramento to give drivers clearer guidance for how to pass bicyclists safely. It's time to act again as it heads to a vote by the entire California State Assembly in late August.
SB 910, authored by Long Beach Sen. Alan Lowenthal and cosponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles, would require drivers to give bicyclists three feet of clearance when passing from behind. If SB 910 is enacted, California will join 19 other states that already have minimum passing distances on the books. Read more about the bill here
It is time to urge Assemblymember Michael Allen to vote yes for on SB 910. Messages of support are especially important for this next vote: unlike a committee hearing, the debate on the Assembly floor won't include testimony from outside experts and supporters. Instead, the Assemblymembers themselves will be speaking for or against the bill. That's why we need them to be as informed as possible before the vote.
You can help by sending your message of support by email to Michael Allen. The link includes a sample message which you can personalize (especially if you or a friend or family member have been hit by a driver passing too close).Please send your message no later than Monday, Aug. 15 - that's when a summer recess ends and Assemblymembers return to Sacramento. SB 910 could be heard at any time during the two weeks after that date.
Press release dated May 23, 2011. Rabobank sponsors Napa Bike.
Here's our first press release dated March 15, 2011. We're announcing the launch of our new site.
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