New Three Foot Passing Bill Introduced

The poster unveiled

Mayor Villaraigosa supports the “Give Me 3” campaign in 2010

While Governor Brown vetoed “Give me 3” legislation introduced by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) last session, a similar bill was introduced this yearon February 22nd by Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).

The bill, which would require the driver of a motor vehicle passing a bicyclist to allow three feet of space “between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator.” The bill mandates a fine of $35 per infraction, with the driver paying an additional $220 if there is a car-bicycle collision that injures the bicyclist because the driver did not provide three feet of passing space.

Most recently, the bill was referred to the Committee on Transportation on April 1st. Please let the members of the Committee on Transportation know you support this bill before they meet to discuss it on April 22nd.

The members of the Committee on Transportation are:

Bonnie Lowenthal (Chair)

Eric Linder (Vice-Chair)

Katcho Achadjian

Tom Ammiano

Bob Blumenfeld

Rob Bonta

Joan Buchanan 

Tom Daly

Jim Frazier

Mike Gatto

Chris R. Holden

Dan Logue

Mike Morrell

Adrin Nazarian

Jim Patterson

Sharon Quirk-Silva

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