Dear QCBC members in Iowa House District 94 Bettendorf, Riverdale, & parts of North Davenport
I've received an urgent appeal from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
2016 was a very dangerous year for cycling in Iowa. In response we're promoting crucial safety laws very vigorously this year in the Iowa legislature including a "change lanes to pass a bicycle bill" and several versions of a "hands-free" distracted driving bill.
Many of these laws are facing substantial opposition from factions of our citizenry that consider bicycles a nuisance and don't believe we have a legitimate right to the road.
Your Representative Mohr https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=87&personID=18038
, is a key member of the house transportation committee. We need his and others' votes on the committee in order to get these bills finished in the transportation committee and move them on to the House of Representatives prior to the March 3 legislative (funnel) deadline. That's one week from this Friday.
Any bills not out of the Transportation Committee by March 3 are dead for this year.
Please take a moment to contact Rep. Mohr and let him know of your views on these issues.
Thank you for helping make cycling safer in our area.
If you have any questions regarding any of these issues please don't hesitate to contact me.
Best Regards & Happy Trails,