California Cyclists Are About to Get Three Feet of Breathing Room California Cyclists Are About to Get Three Feet of Breathing Room
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California Cyclists Are About to Get Three Feet of Breathing Room

by Zachary Slobig

August 31, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown baffled the bike community last year when he vetoed a very similar bike safety bill. The new bill has been rewritten to have drivers "slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent" rather than the previous stipulation of 15 miles per hour—a speed Brown believed so unsafe that it would cause rear end collisions. 

Here at GOOD we've long applauded the expansion of bike safety measures, but we realize they may be terribly hard to enforce. While these buffer zone safety laws are necessary, we're eager to see cities encourage increased ridership with networks of dedicated bike lanes

Image (cc) Flickr user Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious

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California Cyclists Are About to Get Three Feet of Breathing Room