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March 13, 2017

HB1784 to be Reviewed by House Transportation Committee

On Tuesday, March 14, the Illinois House Transportation Committee will be reviewing HB1784, a bicycle safety bill that would legalize three common practices and clarify one law. HB1784 would:

1) Allow motorists to pass bikes in a no-passing zone under certain conditions to improve cyclist safety.

2) Officially legalize bicycling on road shoulders.

3) Allow bicyclists to use a rear light without also using a rear reflector.

4) Clarify the bicyclist lane position law, when the lane is too narrow for a car to pass with 3+ feet clearance.

If your IL State Representative serves on the Transportation Committee, please take a minute to ask them to support HB1784 and pass the bill to the House for full consideration.

Transportation Committee Members
Marcus C. Evans, Jr., 33rd District, Chicago
John C. D’Amico, 15th District, Chicago
Margo McDermed, 37th District, Frankfort
Jaime M. Andrade Jr., 40th District, Chicago
Michael Halpin, 72nd District, Rock Island
Jerry Lee Long, 76th District, Streator
Natalie A. Manley, 98th District, Joliet
Robert Martwick, 19th District, Chicago
Tony McCombie, 71st District, Savanna
Lindsay Parkhurst, 79th District, Kankakee
Christine Winger, 45th District, Bloomingdale

Enter your address in the form below to directly email one of the committee members. If you do not reside in any of the districts listed above, you’ll receive a message that a recipient was not found and will be unable to participate in this letter campaign. However, we invite you to use our initial letter campaign here.