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Would you believe there is a law on the books that require you to take a knowledge exam to ride a bicycle in two Iowa cities? Or every bicycle ridden must have a bell in two other cities? These laws exist in many cities across Iowa. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is working to repeal these laws
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The city of Indianola just passed the first reading of their new local bike ordinance. It still needs to pass at two more council votes. Indianola is using the model ordinance written by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to improve the local bike laws on the books including: Change lanes to pass, 3′ clearance for bike lanes
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The Iowa Bicycle Coalition welcomes Will Oelschlaeger to the Membership and Outreach Manager position. Will comes from a marketing and visual communications background, and we are excited to see his talents put to work to help The Coalition continue to grow. Will brings a wealth of new skills to the team and has a passion
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COVID-19 RELIEF RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM Purpose-The Iowa Transportation Commission approved a one-time, $5 million allocation of funding to partially offset COVID-19 related reductions in the SRT program. The activities eligible for funding under this program can go towards acquisition, construction of new trails, maintenance, resurfacing and restoration of existing recreational trails; development and rehabilitation of
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Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks with the Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. They addressed several issues including: Justice 40, 40 percent of overall benefits of “relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities”. The Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and expanding the public input period on the new manual. Complete Streets as a
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For more than a decade, the Iowa Safe Routes to School led by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition encouraged more kids to ride bicycles to school. The Safe Routes to School program has: Taught thousands of kids how to ride safely; Improved walking and bicycling infrastructure around schools; Created fun activities like walking school buses, walk to school day events, and more. We
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Council Bluffs Area Legislators Friday, February 26, 202112:00-1:00 PM Legislative Coffee- Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/legislative-coffee-1904 Rep. James, District 99Friday, February 26, 202112:00-1:00 PM Lunch with Lindsay- Dubuque,Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.facebook.com/lindsayjamesIA Fort Dodge Area LegislatorsFriday, February 26, 20211:00-2:00 PM Eggs & Issues- Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.youtube.com/user/GreaterFortDodge Iowa
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Legislative Forums are a productive way to learn if your legislator will support bicycle and traffic safety issues that are important to you. You can ask questions about their positions and ask directly for them to support your issues. Some tips: 1. Do a little research. Check out our policy and legislative page for more information.2. Be
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In unexpected proceedings, the Iowa House passed House File 380 yesterday unanimously 94-0. The bill was taken up in floor debate and passed. It was a bi-partisan effort with Republicans and Democrats saying this was a good bill and good for public safety. This bill idea was brought to Rep. Brian Best from the Iowa
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Senate File 98 and Senate File 46 passed the Iowa Senate Transportation Committee unanimously. Sen Rozenboom (R-Iowa Senate District 40) managed both bills. Ban Handheld Devices While Driving Senate File 46 seeks to ban the use of handheld devices while driving unless in hands-free mode. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Lofgren (R-Iowa Senate District
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