City Council Votes ‘Yes’ to Bicycle Safety Ordinances

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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland City Council voted "yes" on bicycle safety legislation in their last meeting before summer recess Monday.

The legislation is known as the Bicycle Transportation Safety Ordinances which were crafted to meet the needs of Cleveland's growing cyclist population.

The new laws support three-foot passing, requiring motorists give cyclists three feet of space to pass them, as well as use of a bike lane by an automobile illegal. The ordinances would also give cyclists more protection at intersections.

The ordinances were introduced by Councilmen Joe Cimpermen, Ward 3, and Anthony Brancatelli, Ward 12, and are supported by Bike Cleveland.

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