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CHICAGO PASSES ORDINANCE TO PROTECT CYCLISTS -- According to the Mar. 24th American Bicyclist Update, "Chicago cyclists are cheering passage of a significant local ordinance promising much greater protection from motorists. The legislation* -- endorsed by the Mayor and city Department of Transportation -- was passed on March 12 and prohibits opening a door into moving traffic; sets a three-foot minimum passing distance; increases fines for parking in a bike lane or marked shared lane; and prohibits motorists from turning right in front of a bicyclist. The ordinance sets a minimum fine of $500 when these actions lead to a bicycle crash. The provision was a major goal of the 2015 Bike Plan, and was backed enthusiastically by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation."
FYI legislation, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2qp6oc
FYI Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2v634h
FYI American Bicyclist Update, go to: http://tinyurl.com/38ut46