As bicycling grows in popularity in D.C., city lawmakers are looking at ways to make two-wheel commuting safer and easier. On Tuesday, Council members Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh introduced the Bicycle Safety Omnibus bill to do just that.
The package of proposalsare quite robust, and focus heavily on improving driver awareness of cyclists in the city streets. Provisions include:
The bill would also remove a section of city law that requires cyclists to have an audible warning device like a bell. The proposal says a loud shout should be enough to give people a heads up.