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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bad News For Idaho Bicyclists

Bills aimed at protecting bicyclists appear aren't faring well in the Senate.

Sen. Elliot Werk (D-Boise) says two of his measures - one requiring cars to give cyclists three feet when passing, the other to punish people who harass cyclists - will die without a Senate vote.

Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was championing the measures, but the trucking industry raised objections to the three-foot rule, in particular on winding roads that have a lot of logging traffic.

There were seven fatal bicycle accidents in Idaho in 2009.

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