CTLCV is rolling out a new e-letter called CONNECTIONS: Linking Transportation and the Environment in Connecticut, to provide brief updates on transportation news, issues, policies and legislation that impact your quality of life here in Connecticut. They welcome your feedback and news tips and hope you find it interesting and informative.
Bill 720, Vulnerable Users Bill passed favorably in a 41 to 4 vote in the Judiciary Committee last week and we have high hopes that this is the year for the bill to finally become law. CTLCV supports this bill as a smart growth bill that makes our roads safer and encourages non-motorized transportation by imposing penalties on drivers that “fail to use due care”.
A special thanks to Senator Beth Bye who championed this bill, even donning her bike helmet during the Judiciary meeting to reinforce her support. Thanks also to Judiciary Chairs, Senator Coleman and Rep. Fox for amending the agenda on the final day to place the bill first on the agenda, allowing it to come for a vote before the clock ran out. Kudos to Bike Walk CT and Tri-State Transportation Campaign for tirelessly working this bill!
- A ‘Vulnerable User’ is a pedestrian, highway worker, person riding or driving an animal, riding a bike, using a wheelchair, skateboard, skates, or riding a farm tractor
- ConnDOT 2010 pedestrian accident reports highest number of ped. accidents were in the cities Bridgeport (128) Hartford (127) Waterbury (105) Stamford (81) New Haven (75).
Read more here: CTLCV Education Fund – Connections: Transportation + Environment.