Sunday, September 18, 2011

California cyclists are close to a huge win on the 3-foot passing bill

California cyclists are close to a huge win on the 3-foot passing bill

Safe passing

The California Bicycle Coalition goal: Encourage more people to ride bicycles by ensuring that drives give bicyclists adequate clearance when passing from behind.

Please send a letter of support to Gov. Brown today.

California's bicycling community is close to a huge win! The California Legislature approved Senate Bill 910, our 3-foot passing bill, on Sept. 8 and sent it to Gov. Brown for his signature.
We've gotten this far because of the efforts bike advocacy groups, cycling clubs and individual bicyclists throughout the state who support this bill. But our work isn't finished -- in fact, we may face our biggest challenge yet.
The Governor has been vetoing bills he deems unnecessary -- bills we wouldn't have expected him to veto -- so we need you to act today to let him know why SB 910 is so important for the safety of everyone on the road.
Here's what you do:
  1. Download this sample letter of support, and modify it by replacing the text in brackets (<>) with today’s date and your name and mailing address. If you’ve been buzzed or hit by a passing driver, briefly describe the incident to help the Governor more clearly understand why this law is needed.
  2. You have three options for sending your message:
  • Email CBC your message and we'll deliver it to the Governor's office
  • Fax it to the Governor's office at 916-558-3177
  • Mail it to the address on the sample letter.
We expect the Governor to make his decision on SB 910 in the next week or so. Please send your letter immediately.

You can find more information at the CBC website or at