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California veto do or die: Transportation legislation 2013

California’s deadline to sign or veto bills for the 2013 legislation session passed over the weekend. Here are the bills I’ve been tracking related to transportation in the Golden State.

California Governor signs 3 foot passing bill (for real this time)

New and improved news, this time with actual FACT CHECKING! Legislative update from the office of California Governor Jerry Brown: 9-23-2013 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:     … AB 1371 by Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford (D-Gardena) – Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance Read the read more »

California politics: On the fence about 3 feet for safety?

I’ve been on the fence about California’s “3 Feet for Safety” act. Steven Bradford’s AB 1371 was brilliantly written. Subsequent amendments in committee in both chambers of the state legislator watered the bill down considerably, and many cyclist advocates in the Golden State have expressed reservations about the law as written. Section (d) of the read more »

California 3 foot law passes final legislative hurdle

The folks at CABO tell me that the California Assembly voted this morning to approve the amendments to AB 1371, representative Steven Bradford’s “Three Feet for Safety” bill that mandates (sort of) a minimum 3 feet of clearance when a motor vehicle passes a bicycle. 51 voted in favor of the amended bill, while 23 read more »

California bicycle legislation update 2013

$44.5M for Safe Routes (kinda sorta); larger bike racks for Sacramento buses approved. Environmental review exemption for bike plans and three feet passing on today’s Senate agenda. The California Senate returned from their summer recess this week and they’re busy plowing through the hundreds of bills on their agenda. Among them are a number of read more »

California 3 foot passing law committee hearing Monday

Update: No committee hearing today for AB 1371; a second reading is scheduled today for the full Senate. Next step is a vote after a third hearing and then, if it passes, the Governor’s desk. Assemblyman Steven Bradford’s “Three Feet for Safety Act” for California passed the state Assembly last May. The bill has been read more »