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Mandatory use of sidepaths on federally-owned roads

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  • Bruce Kulik
    Please contact Senators Kerry and Brown asking them to remove this clause from the Transportation Reauthorization Bill, S1813. You can also contact the
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 10, 2011
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      Please contact Senators Kerry and Brown asking them to remove this clause from the Transportation Reauthorization Bill, S1813.

      You can also contact the Environment and Public Works Committee at the website listed at the bottom.

      ----- Original Message -----
      LAB has a blog post that notes that the provision did not get removed during markup yesterday.


      http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2011/11/proposed-law-would-force-cyclists-off-roads-on-federal-land-and-onto-paths/


      Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21, released last Friday,
      would make use of sidepaths mandatory for bicyclists on some federally-
      owned roads.

      From page 226 of the bill:

      "(d) BICYCLE SAFETY.---The Secretary of the appropriate Federal land
      management agency shall prohibit the use of bicycles on each federally
      owned road that has a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or greater and
      an adjacent paved path for use by bicycles within 100 yards of the
      road."

      Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is Chairman of the Environment
      and Public Works Committee. Markup is set for tomorrow, November 9.

      Links:

      Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
      http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm
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