Join Executive Director Paul Winkeller Tuesdays at 12:15 in West Capitol Park, right next to the New York State Capitol building, for a 3′ Safe Passing ride. Wear your 3 Feet Safe Passing jersey to support passing this vital legislation. The group will circle the building three times – one for each foot of safe passing distance.
A message from Paul – 3′ Safe Passing Distance legislation is the #1 priority of New York bicyclists as indicated in our annual survey. It’s way past time for New York State to join the nearly thirty states (and counting!) who have made 3 Feet (or more) the defined distance a motorist must give when overtaking a bicyclist on the road. The lack of this reasonable standard as the law is one of many reasons why New York ranks fourth in the nation for motorist crashes with bicyclists and pedestrians. Together we can bring additional awareness to this vital piece of legislation.