Fresno sheriff’s deputy SHOT WHILE CYCLING

Wow.

An off-duty Fresno County sheriff’s deputy was shot Tuesday afternoon while cycling.

The deputy was cycling when he heard a sound and felt something strike his back. The deputy was knocked from his bike.

The deputy saw the rear passenger of a blue SUV pull a rifle back inside the vehicle.

One wonders if the shooter targeted the victim as a cyclist or as a law enforcement officer. The guy was off-duty and likely out of uniform, right?

More in the Fresno Bee. More also at KMPH 26.

Monday deadline to sign or veto 3 foot bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has until this Monday to sign or veto California SB 1464, Alan Lowenthal’s “Three Feet for Safety Act.”

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13 bicycle crashes times two

While looking at the California Bicycle Crash Map last night I noticed something interesting: Although Southern California has twice the population of Northern California, the same number of bike crashes — thirteen — are reported to the California Highway Patrol for each region.

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California 3 Feet Bill passes Senate

The full California Senate voted in favor of SB1464, the 3 feet bicycle passing bill.

Next stop, the state Assembly Transportation Committee, then the full assembly, and then likely a conference committee to hammer out the inevitable differences between the Assembly and Senate versions of the bill, then an approval vote on the conference changes from both chambers, and finally to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk *whew*.

California 3 feet passing vote Thursday

The California Senate will vote Thursday on Senate Bill 1464 — the 3 feet passing for cyclists bill introduced by Long Beach Senator Alan Lowenthal and cosponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles with support from every bike advocacy group in the state of California.

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