This spring, Ride Illinois will be in Springfield to advocate for a new bicycle safety bill we have proposed. This state bill, HB1784, would make three common practices legal and clarify existing law on another. The proposed amendments will:
- Allow motorists to pass bicyclists in a no-passing zone under certain conditions
- Officially legalize bicycling on road shoulders, but not require it
- Allow bicyclists to use a rear light without also using a rear reflector
- Clarify the exception to riding on the far right on a narrow road
Read more and write your state representative in support of this bill on the Ride Illinois site here.