Friends in Virginia – I would consider it a great personal favor if you could take the time to 1) act on this yourself, and 2) pass this along to your friends. We’ve got a real shot at making this happen. It’s not a magic bullet that will make everything better, but it’s a *substantial* step forward in the effort to make roads a safe place for all users. Â This isn’t national politics where we are but one of a million voices on an issue – your call or email to a Delegate *will* make a difference. Â Just last week a chorus of voices helped bring a critical vote to our side. Â We can do it again.
AsÂ we reported yesterday,Â SB 928, the three feet passing bill, was passedunanimously by the Senate on Monday. Itâ€™s now headed to the House, where it must get through committee and then a full House vote.
This bill increases the minimum passing distance from 2â€² to 3â€² for motorists passing bicycles, and adds bicycles to the list of vehicles that a motorist shall not follow more closely than is reasonable (prohibits aggressive tailgating of bicycles).
It may be heard in committee as early as Thursday morning, Feb. 10; or it could be heard by the full Transportation Committee next Tuesday morning, Feb. 15.
Please write to your delegates now, and ask them to support SB 928 â€” especially if your delegate is one of the committee members listed below.
TheÂ Whoâ€™s My Legislator page will tell you who your delegate is.
BikeWalk Virginia has postedÂ an alert too, along with a sample letter.
May, Joe T. /Loudon 804 698-1033
Oder, G. Glenn/Newport News â€” PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT
Carrico, Charles W., Sr. /Galax 804 698-1005
Cosgrove, John A./Chesapeake 804 698-1078
Rust, Thomas Davis/Herndon 804 698-1086
Hugo, Timothy D./Fairfax 804 698-1040Â firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott, Edward T./Culpeper 804 698-1030
Tata, Robert/VaBeach 804 698-1085Â email@example.com
Villanueva, Ronald A./VaBeach 804 698-1021
Comstock, Barbara J./Fairfax 804 698-1034
Garrett, T. Scott/Lynchburg 804 698-1023
Cox, John A./Hanover 804 698-1055
Cleaveland, William H./Roanoke 804 698-1017
Habeeb, Gregory D.
Ward, Jeion A./Hampton 804 698-1092
Ebbin, Adam P./Arlington 804 698-1049
BaCote, Mamye E./Newport News 804 698-1095
Brink, Robert H./Arlington 804 698-1048
Toscano, David J./Charlottesville 804 698-1057
McQuinn, Delores L./Richmond 804 698-1070
Carr, Betsy B./Richmond 804 698-1069
Filler-Corn, Eileen/Fairfax 804 698-1041