2004 Bill to ban Iowa Cyclists from four-lane roads
Posted Jan 13, 2004 by BIKEIOWA user
Take a look at the bicycle related bill at the Iowa Legislative General Assembly website.....we need to get this out to the bikers, have them write their legislators. This will directly affect the ability of cyclists to use roads as a form of transportation!!
It is on of the 2004 Bills Approved Prior to Session that was sponsored by Senator John Putney from Gladbrook, IA . It can be referred to as Senate File 2001
While this bill has only been sponsored and is awaiting introduction into the Senate, we can make a difference now by contacting our legislators and informing them of cyclists rights be be on the highways.
[updated Jan 19th 2004 6:45pm]
When you communicate with your senators, legislators, etc. Please do so in a courteous, civil and professional manner.
IF ANYHONE CAN SHED ANYMORE LIGHT ON THIS BILL, PLEASE EMAIL BIKER@BIKEIOWA.COM
[Here is the Bill. I have bolded the 'interesting' topics]
Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date
Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays
Approved A BILL FOR
An Act relating to bicycles on primary highways and providing a penalty.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
Section 1. Section 321.234, Code 2003, is amended by
adding the following new subsection:
NEW SUBSECTION. 2A. Notwithstanding subsection 2, a
person shall not ride a bicycle on the roadway portion of a four-lane, divided primary highway if a designated bicycle trail, including a paved shoulder designated as a bikeway, runs parallel to the roadway and is adjacent to or within the highway right-of-way. This subsection applies to primary highways outside municipal corporate boundaries.
Sec. 2. Section 805.8A, subsection 9, Code Supplement
2003, is amended to read as follows:
9. BICYCLE OR PEDESTRIAN VIOLATIONS. For violations by a pedestrian or a bicyclist under section 321.234, subsections 2A, 3, and 4, section 321.236, subsection 10, section 321.257, subsection 2, section 321.275, subsection 8, section 321.325, 321.326, 321.328, 321.331, 321.332, 321.397, or 321.434, the scheduled fine is fifteen dollars.
This bill prohibits a person from riding a bicycle on a
four-lane, divided primary highway if there is a designated bicycle trail, including a paved shoulder designated as a bikeway, running parallel to the roadway. The prohibition applies to primary highways outside municipal corporate boundaries. The scheduled fine for a violation is $15.
As always it is best to contact your own legislators to voice your opinons and concerns
Find out how here: http://staffweb.legis.state.ia.us/find-leg/
Or if you already know who they are... find their e-mail here:
Senator John Putney's Info is as follows:
His Senate Profile website
1365 170th Street
Gladbrook, IA 50635
Phone: (641) 473-2129
One more hurdle for cyclists!! Let's Make A Difference!
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