Our understanding is that the House and Senate Conferees have finally met and are close to a compromise on House Bill 44. A decision will be made imminently – please make one more effort to email the Senate (especially) to remove Section 7 – the Bike Lane prohibition. Now is the time!
Section 7 of House Bill 44 prohibits road diets with bike lanes under certain circumstances. The provision is overly prescriptive and may in effect reduce a community’s ability to optimize safety and congestion relief in a comprehensive manner.
This is a Senate provision and they seem entrenched in supporting this prohibition so please let them know you think it is important to remove this provision and not over-regulate. Here is contact information: Conferee Emails
Senate Conferees are Sen. Trudy Wade, Chair, Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Andrew C. Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Kathy Harrington, Sen. John M. Alexander, Jr., Sen. Ben Clark
House Conferees – Rep. Lambeth (Chair), Rep. Debra Conrad, Rep Stephen Ross, Rep. Chuck McGrady, Rep. Edward Hanes, Rep. John Bell, and Rep. Paul Stam.
For more details on our position – HouseBill44 Legislative Alert