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Virginia GOP War on Cyclists Continues


The Virginia Republican war on cyclists continues. First, it was Sen. Chap Petersen’s attempt to protect cyclists from car “dooring.” Now, it’s bill SB 1060 (patroned by Sen. Bryce Reeves), that would have banned tailgating bicycles. This bill passed the Senate by an overwhelming, 30-9 vote (Republicans Carrico, Garrett, Marsh, Martin, Obenshain, Ruff, Stanley, Stuart, Watkins voted no), but was killed in the House of Delegates on a 55-42 vote, with almost all the “no” votes being Republicans (actually, I don’t consider Johnny Joannou to be a Democrat, so that only leaves Joseph P. Johnson, Jr.; other than that, it was all Republicans).

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