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Dallas City Council Looks To Keep Bicyclists Safe

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas City Council could vote Wednesday on changing an ordinance, with the goal of making area streets safer for cyclists. Some motorists have become so frustrated by folks on bicycles, according to the Dallas Police Department, that the drivers have become dangerous.

For instance, one of the new laws expected to pass is that you cannot throw items at people on bicycles.

That is something that has become a problem, police said, with trash and water bottles being among the items tossed at cyclists. In an effort to make Dallas more bike-friendly, a motor vehicle operator could be fined up to $500 if the ordinance changes are passed.

The ordinance changes refer to cyclists as “vulnerable road users.” The proposed ordinance requires motorists to vacate lanes occupied by bicyclists or any other “vulnerable road users” when passing. Motorists can re-enter the lane only after passing the cyclist at a safe distance. Also, if these new changes become law, it would be illegal to make a right turn in front of a bicyclist.

Several city council members, like Angela Hunt, think that the proposed changes do not go far enough. Hunt, and others, argue that cyclists should have their own special lanes that connect with one another.

The city council is expected to vote on amending the ordinance on Wednesday.

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