Mandatory use of sidepaths on federally-owned roads
- 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.
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LAB has a blog post that notes that the provision did not get removed during markup yesterday.
Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21, released last Friday,
would make use of sidepaths mandatory for bicyclists on some federally-
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
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is Chairman of the Environment
and Public Works Committee. Markup is set for tomorrow, November 9.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee