May 26, 2011

Legislative Update: No E-Bikes, but Nothing Else, Either

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Originally uploaded by Snak Shak
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota staff posted a very informative update on Bike Love today regarding the results (or lack thereof) of the recently concluded legislative session as it concerns bicycles.

The upshot is that essentially none of the pro-bike legislation passed; that means that the Mississippi River trail is on hold as is the legislation that would have increased penalties for drivers that cause serious injury to cyclists or pedestrians.

Too bad, but I expect these will not go away and we might win next year. On a brigter note, the bill that would have allowed E-bikes on state trails also failed to pass, so that might those things at bay for the time being.

Here is the link to the discussion of legislative results on Bike Love.

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