Transportation: Regulation of Bicycles Approaching Intersections

Transportation Regulation of Bicycles Approaching Intersections SB 18-144 Support H. 2nd Reading Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood; Rep. Yeulin Willett, R-Delta Morgan Cullen mcullen@cml.org The bill permits a municipality to adopt a local ordinance regulating the operation of bicycles approaching intersections with stop lights or stop signs. Specifically, the bill allows municipalities to allow bikers to pass through an intersection without stopping at a reduced rate of speed if it is safe to do so. This bill has been introduced in prior sessions, and CML opposed the legislation. SB 18-144 provides a local option and not a mandate that was not included in previous legislation, although there is some troubling language in the legislative declaration. CML is neutral on the bill, which has few prospects in committee.