2017 Policy and Legislation

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is concerned about the safety of bicyclists in Iowa.  Improving laws to protect bicyclists is one part of the Coalition’s bicycle advocacy. We also work with infrastructure, law enforcement, state agency policy, and more.

How can you get involved?


CHANGE LANES TO PASS BICYCLES

Iowa Bicycle Coalition Position: FOR

ABOUT THE BILL:  The law would require motor vehicles to use the opposite side of the road or an adjacent travel lane to pass people on bicycles. It also recognizes that paved shoulders and bike lanes are adjacent travel lanes, and prohibits motorists from steering unreasonable close to people riding bicycles in those lanes.

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Bill Introduced
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Senate Committee
Senate
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Governor

 


TEXTING PENALTIES

Iowa Bicycle Coalition Position: FOR

About the bill:  Increases penalties for texting and driving.

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Bill Introduced
Senate Subcommittee
Senate Committee
Senate
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House Committee
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Governor

BICYCLING AND TRAIL FUNDING

Iowa Bicycle Coalition Position: FOR

ABOUT THE BILL: The legislature appropriates money into the Iowa Recreational Trails Program.  In addition, the Iowa Water and Land Legacy Conservation Fund has funding for trails.

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Bill Introduced
Senate Subcommittee
Senate Committee
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House Committee
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Governor