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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Better Biking Bill

yes! there is such a thing and it's known at HB 101 and it just passed the House public safety committee unanimously! Now is the time to contact your state Rep to support the bill. Find yor official here.

House Bills 101 and 71 go before the GA General Assembly Public Safety committee Feb 9 2011.

HB 101, or the Better Biking cleanup bill, looks pretty good: details here

HB 71 would allow local governments to let bicyclists of any age ride on sidewalks (currently it's just children under 12), which raises important safety concerns for both bicyclists and pedestrians. details here

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