Friday, July 02, 2010

cyclists needed in Arlington Hts for Monday special event

I'm sharing this message from the League of Illinois Bicyclists, our statewide advocacy organization.

We just received late notice that Gov. Quinn would like to have a bill signing ceremony for two bike-related bills THIS MONDAY at Campbell Street Bicycle Shop, 13 W. Campbell St., downtown Arlington Heights, at 9:00am. We need a bunch of bicyclists to attend! If your schedule permits, please drop by - and let us know via email so we can ensure good attendance and let you know of any changes to the schedule.

He will sign the following into law:

1) LIB's bill creating permanent Share the Road license plates for Illinois. Plate income would sustainably fund our statewide education campaigns for both motorists and bicyclists. The plate design itself delivers the message, with a Share the Road sign and the phrase "Same Rights, Same Rules".

2) Sen. Silverstein's bill establishing penalties for motorists driving recklessly and unnecessarily close to, toward, or near a bicyclist. Depending on whether serious injuries result, this will be either a Class A misdemeanor or Class 4 felony.

More details here.

Thank you!
Ed Barsotti, LIB

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