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Texas SB238... wounded but not dead yet...(5 posts)

Texas SB238... wounded but not dead yet...DrD
May 6, 2001 8:20 AM
Well - for those of you watching SB238 in Texas, it went up in front of the senate state affairs committee last week (on the 30th) - though it has been substantially modified since it's original presentation, it's still not something I want to see passed... there was quite a turnout from those opposed to the bill (the link below has a link to the realmedia of the whole thing, if you are interested) - only 3 people showed up to spoeak in favor of the bill - only one of which was a non-political person. As it stands, the bill is sort of in limbo at this point - it could be brought back up at any time... So - if you haven't already done so, and you live in TX, make sure you have written your senator! (you can even email - and they actually do respond)

For the full story, check out http://www.biketexas.org/sb238.html
re: Texas SB238... wounded but not dead yet...STEELYeyed
May 6, 2001 8:45 AM
Isn't Lance Armstrong,#1 Cyclist in the world from Plano,TX? What a slap in the face to one of Texas' own,a man who is already a legend and on his way to becoming one of the top 10 atheletes of all time,shame on Texas if they pass this bill!
STEELYeyed
re: Texas SB238... wounded but not dead yet...Larry Meade
May 7, 2001 1:09 PM
Actually Lance Armstrong is currently #2 in the world. Francesco Casagrande is #1 in the UCI rankings. ;-)

Larry
re: Texas SB238... Not really even injuredSteve R ( Somebody stole my H)
May 6, 2001 4:00 PM
Most of the restrictions are still there. The only concession made was that silly part about the 18" slow moving vehicle triangle. The way it is now written, if a car is in sight you cannot ride two abreast. It doesn't matter which way it is going or in front or behind you. Also, even worse, every county commission can decide if bikes are permitted on their roadways. You could start off, go 10 miles, and have to turn around. Stupid law caused by stupid cyclists who didn't read the existing statutes and refused to move to the side to allow traffic to go by. Some powerful people got pi$$ed. Maybe it will just die. A bill this intrusive needs to. Yes, I have written my Representative and Senator.
re: Stolen identityGuest formerly known as ACE
May 9, 2001 4:19 AM
I'm wondering if someone is taken handles on purpose?