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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
-> Continue reading Legislative Forums on 2/26-2/27
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
-> Continue reading Legislative Forums on 2/19-2/20/2021
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
-> Continue reading House File 380 on Distracted Driving in Driver Education passes 94-0 in Iowa House
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
-> Continue reading Distracted Driving Bills Pass Iowa Senate Transpo Committee
E-Bike Bill Passes House Transportation Committee On Tuesday, the Iowa House Transportation Committee passes House Study Bill 80 that regulates E-Bikes 19-0. The bill adds 3-wheels to the conventional bike classification and establishes a 3-tiered e-bike system and provides regulation of the e-bikes to allow them to operate as bicycles. Rep. Maxwell, Rep. Kressig, and
-> Continue reading E-Bikes Passes Committee and Enhanced Penalties Push
Legislative Forums are a productive way to learn if your legislator will support bicycle and traffic safety issues that are important to you. These forums are usually under-attended by the same people. If you and your bicycling friends show up, you can be a block that they cannot ignore. You can ask questions about their
-> Continue reading Legislative Forums on 2/6/2021
This is week 4 of the legislative session and there are a lot of things that happened this week. This is an exciting time because several of our bills advanced this week. Here is what passed, what is pending, what we are watching, and how you can help. What has passed the committee or subcommittee?
-> Continue reading AT THE CAPITOL UPDATE 02-03-2021
An Iowa House panel moved forward legislation to address distracted driving. House Study Bill 82 aims to add distracted driving to one of the required topics in the driver education curriculum. The bill simply changes the required “substance abuse” part of the curriculum to “substance abuse and distracted driving”. No additional time is added to
-> Continue reading House Study Bill 82 (distracted driving in driver education) passes subcommittee
The Iowa Bicycle Summit is now a multi-day combination of the: Iowa Safe Routes to School Conference (Jan 28); Bike Facility and Planning Sessions presented by the Iowa DOT(Jan 29); Advocates & Consumers Sessions (Jan 30); Iowa Bike Expo presented by Continental (Jan 30); and Route Announcement presented by RAGBRAI(Jan 30). Make plans to attend
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Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. I am excited to announce our first speaker — Charles Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street-level researcher,” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward
-> Continue reading Charles Brown to speak on Arresting Mobility at the Iowa Bicycle Summit
Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. Our schedule is nearly final and we are excited to bring Annie Peyton to the Iowa Bicycle Summit. Annie Peyton works with the National Association of City Transportation Officials – Global Designing Cities Initiative, an organization working to improve street design for people walking, cycling, and taking
-> Continue reading Pandemic Streets at the Iowa Bicycle Summit
Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. Our schedule now includes Colin Harris who will present on the Quick Build Guide. In this presentation, we will share a new Quick-Build Guide for quickly and inexpensively creating safe spaces on our streets for people to travel by bike, on foot, on a
-> Continue reading Quick Build Project at the Iowa Bicycle Summit