Thursday, December 10, 2009
Indianapolis. Boldly going where no city nor the State of Indana has gone before
Where are they going you ask?
Exactly three feet away from you on your bike within the City of Indianapolis.
Thanks to my bud Dennis for the I'm sure not so breaking news but I didn't know about it.
Very Exciting news! Please read the ordinances pertaining to bicyclists that the Indianapolis City Council has passed. The Mayor still needs to officially sign them, and I will send out another notification as soon as it’s official.
Sec. 441-372. Duty to yield to bicycle operator; minimum passing distance.
(a) The driver or operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to an individual operating a bicycle on a designated bicycle path or lane.
(b) The driver or operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle must pass the bicycle at a safe distance of not less than three (3) feet between the vehicle and the bicycle.
I am stoked for the Council that they would stand up and do this rather than sitting around for some state law. But super Stoked for all of those folks who ride bikes!
Enjoy your space and congratulations!