AM2841: Bad for Bicycling

Posted on April 7, 2016 · Posted in General

In a time when childhood obesity is skyrocketing, the last thing we should be doing is making it harder for kids to bike to school or in their neighborhood.  Unfortunately, Senator Dave Bloomfield has filed an amendment to LB 716 that would do just that. AM2841

Don’t be thrown by the term “highway” in that language. Under Nebraska statute, a highway is defined as:

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AM2841 was hastily written and filed by Senator Bloomfield after the general file debate for LB 716. We strongly oppose it: it is bad for bicycling, bad for families, and does nothing to make bicycling safer.