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I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike

By Alicia Dorr in News on Aug 20, 2007 5:54PM

Bike%2520Messenger.jpgPerhaps in an effort to pass something — ANYTHING — that everyone could agree on, Blagojevich signed new bicycle lane courtesy legislation. The new law requires drivers to yield at least three feet of clearance when passing a biker.

We're really hoping that people take this law seriously because we've all had one too many scrapes, bruises and total wipe outs completely and totally due to oblivious drivers. Chicago is a bike-friendly city, no doubt about it. But just because a lot of people choose to bike, it doesn't translate to more awareness from those who choose to drive.

The new law also allows cyclists to point to where they are going, rather than make all turn signals with their left arm. This makes more sense because it's easier to understand for those who don't necessarily bike around town. We think this new legislation is the tops, as long as the police on up support it.

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