Wis. Lawmakers To Consider Bicycle Passing Rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cars and trucks would be permitted to go around bicycles and other slow-moving vehicles in no-passing zones under a bill the state Assembly is scheduled to consider.

The bipartisan measure would permit a vehicle in a no-passing zone to pass any other vehicle, including a bicycle, that’s traveling at a speed significantly slower than the normal speed of traffic.

The Assembly Committee on Transportation approved the bill on a 15-0 vote earlier this month. The full Assembly is set to take it up Tuesday.

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  • Lance706@excite.com

    So what happened to the “laser focus” on Jobs this special session was promised to have ? Between this bill and the one attacking public employes pensions we now see what the real agenda is. RECALL WALKER

  • Ruth

    Aren’t they no-passing zones for a reason? A hill, a curve, etc.?

  • Ebo

    At least they are tackling the hard issues in Madison! At least that should create a few jobs when head-on accidents kill people. Scott Walker is a true visionary.

  • Common Cents

    That was when common sense was still prevelant. No these people in spandix think they have the right of way to ride a 10 speed bike down the middle of a county road with a 55mph speed limit and no shoulders.

    • Jean-Paul Dangerbunny Beaulieu

      WE DO. If you can’t figure out how to safely drive you’re car safely with traffic, stay home.

    • F

      Well there”s not really a choice when cities ban riding bikes down the sidewalk.

  • Lance706

    Sometimes people just need to use common sense. We do not have to have laws about everything. We do not have to tell people we are going back to work at the WIs Capital to work on creating JOBS and play around with things like this. Last week the WIS GOP arrested people watching ( quietly not making any disturbances at all) because they had opinions pinned to their shirts. I am embarrassed by my Wis state government. One persons crime and reason for his arrest ?. Around his neck he has a piece of paper with a cross on one side and the words John 3:16 on the backside.

    • A sickened mom

      You are totally right on about common sense, but unfortunately in our current society there is a total and complete lack of common sense. That being said it is also unfortunate that these laws do need to be passed, just to protect the motorist from getting sued by the ones who refuse to use their brain.

      As far as the GOP is concerned, you are probably right they should be working on jobs at this point. Balancing and cutting more from the budget and getting rid of government mandates that kill jobs. But I hope you were also complaining when the democrats left the state, went into hiding and refused to do their job.

  • Me

    Joe Soucheray will be happy, more bicyclists will die.

    • me thinks

      Souch = moron.
      He’d be ranting like a hag if it was a motorcycle. He rides like an idiot —- take him out huh

  • stephen

    it’s a can of worms

    • diane

      Stephen, I agree. You are opening a can of worms. People will take that to mean anyone not going higher than the speed limit on any road. It will become abused like the right turn on red has become abused. Very few people actually come the the full stop, check to see if it’s clear, and then proceed. You have no idea how many times I have the green and someone shoots out around a corner right in front of me. But this new thing will be just as abused. You can’t go into the other lane if you are on a curve or a hill and can’t see fully what may be coming. Don’t they have anthing better to do?

  • Lance706

    I did not support them leaving the state but I did understand it. Them doing so brought needed attention to what was going on at the Wis Capital. The world is not as partisan for me. One action just not justify the other sides actions. Just does not work that way for me. I see the Wis GOP sidestepping the constitution and ethics this year. We have ton’s of evidence. Last weeks actions only add to the pile.

    • A sickened mom

      Wow, I don’t understand it. It is quite simple if i leave my desk, refuse to do my job would get fired. Don’t make excuses for any policitian no matter what side of the ailse especially when they take an oath to do that job and decide to throw a fit instead. Also could you point out exactly which parts of the constitution was side stepped. I can see that happening in the white house. But not sure what you are talking about when it comes to the govenor. And yes would love to make a list for the White House, but would have to do it in the evening because my lunch hour is much to short.

  • Lance706

    Here is one from the prior week.. They have EVERY RIGHT to tape the assembly, if you do not believe it then look it up…


  • lance706

    Wisconsin has a LAW S.S. 19.90 which states “Whenever a governmental body holds an meeting in open session, the body shall make a reasonable effort to accommodate any person desiring to record, film or photograph the meeting.”

    Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 13, Sections 241 and 242 of the U.S. Code, conspiracy to deprive a citizen of statutory and constitutional rights using official authority under color of law. AN ASSEMBLY RULE DOES NOT AND NEVER WILL TRUMP THE CONSTITUTION…EVER..

  • UmHithere

    Lance are you stating u.s. code is the constitution?

  • Lance

    The right to record is US code, you are correct there. Free speech is a constitutional right. Thanks for correcting and making my point more clear.

  • Over the top

    I say just go right over them if they in the way. Adds base to the roads even so it’s a win-win

    • smart

      the guts and gore would keep the dust down too ;-)

  • Lance706

    That explains your mindset and level of rational. What a troll.

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