Colorado's 'Bicycle Bill' Proving Contentious

Colorado House Bill 1218 seeks to modify a handful of regulations pertaining to bicyclists, including giving the OK to ride side-by-side.

Published: 25-Mar-2005

ER - The Four Corners area's sizable cycling community is paying close attention to an increasingly contentious bill wheeling its way through the state legislature.

House Bill 1218 - the so-called "Bicycle Bill" - seeks to modify a handful of regulations pertaining to bicyclists. The most controversial change would permit cyclists more leeway in deciding when it's OK to ride side-by-side.

Under current state law, cyclists who do not comply with existing regulations and are involved in a collision with a car are usually judged to be at fault in court.

The Bicycle Bill, intended to offer cyclists increased legal protection, has already been approved by the House and will be introduced this week in the Senate.

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