3 feet to pass bikes safely
California Senate Bill 910, the bill that would require drivers to pass at a distance of least 3 feet from cyclists, passed in the California State Assembly yesterday. The vote was 41-20
That is, according to Streetsblog LA and the California Bicycle Coalition. The vote count on the Official California Legislative Information page was 44-25. The bill’s status as of September 6, 2011, is “Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.”
According to Streetsblog, the bill now goes back to the California State Senate for re-approval because of some technical changes made in the Assembly before going to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. California Bicycle Coalition says, however, that the bill “now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.”
I know many of you wrote to our local Assemblyman Steve Knight and urged him to vote for SB 910. Unfortunately, Assemblyman Knight’s vote on the measure was NO.
When the Senate voted on SB 910, our Senator Sharon Runner’s vote was reported as “no vote recorded.”
Now that the measure returns to the Senate, let’s tell Senator Runner how important it is to vote YES.