Tag Archives: Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, CA passes anti-harassment statute

The city council in Santa Rosa, the county seat for Sonoma County in California, unanimously passed an cyclist and pedestrian anti-harassment law yesterday after the city police department and city attorney endorsed the ordinance. The law, which will take effect on August 10, allows cyclists and pedestrians to file a civil suit against those who read more »

Sonoma County first in nation to pass vulnerable users ordinance

The Sonoma County (California) Board of Supervisors became the first county in the nation to pass a -vulnerable users- cyclist anti-harassment ordinance when the Board voted unanimously for the legislation earlier today on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The new law allows cyclists and pedestrians to file suit against motorists who physically assault them or attempt read more »

Sonoma County backs anti-harassment rule

An anti-harassment rule strongly promoted over the past six months by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC) has received unanimous approval from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier today, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Healdsburg CA to consider vulnerable users ordinance

The Healdsburg city council in Sonoma County California will consider a proposal for a vulnerable user ordinance, according to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC). The proposed ordinance allows cyclists and pedestrians to file a civil suit against motorists who harass them and is modeled on similar legislation now in effect in the city of read more »

Sebastopol California adopts vulnerable road user law

The Sebastopol California city council voted to adopt Sonoma County’s first vulnerable users law after several cyclists testified on the need for such a law last night. The proposed city law, which is based on model code provided by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, allows cyclists and pedestrians to sue those who “intentionally injure, attempt read more »