June 4, 2020

Policy and Legislation

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition works on policy and appropriations issues in the Iowa Legislature. We have a team of contract lobbyists and an advocacy manager that focuses on specific pieces of legislation that impact bicyclists or traffic safety.

The program has been successful. We have worked on distracted driving including primary texting laws, making fatal texting crashes a felony, and adding distracted driving to driver education as a required topic. We have passed a safe and reasonable distance passing requirement. We have worked on traffic safety issues such as hit and run and speeding felony.

Our current issue priorities include the following:

Key dates for the upcoming session:

  • Session Begins: January 10, 2022
  • Iowa Bicycle Summit District Leader Meeting: January 29, 2022
  • First Funnel: February 18, 2022
  • Bike Day at the Capitol: February 9, 2022
  • Second Funnel: March 18, 2022
  • Per Diem Ends: April 19, 2022

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