City of Hudson, Iowa passes first reading of improved bike ordinance

The Hudson, Iowa city council passed our model bicycle ordinance on May 29. We anticipate they will pass the 2nd and 3rd readings at the upcoming meetings.

Among the changes contained in the model ordinance:
1. Change lanes to pass bikes
2. Right arm right turn signal
3. Door zone protection
4. Eliminates far the the right and adds exemptions
5. Dead red light allowance
6. Fixed brake defintion
7. Light fix-it ticket
8. Yield to bikes in crosswalks
9. Better e-bike definition

The improved ordinance replaces passages that required brakes to skid on dry level pavement and an allowance for police to impound bicycles as a penalty.
Good job and thank you to Hudson, Iowa.