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House Bill 1657 (Curb Bill) Passes the House!

On Monday, October 2, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passed House Bill 1657, which would amend Title 75 by allowing motor vehicle parking lanes to be outside a bike lane on state roads and projects.

We first told you about House Bill 1657 — the “curb bill” — here.

Currently, PennDOT-specific projects do not allow for creating parking outside bike lanes on state roads and projects conducted by PennDOT.

Introduced by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks), the legislation was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives.

The bill now heads to the Senate, where it’s been sponsored by State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia).

If Farnese’s bill gets through the Senate and Governor Tom Wolf signs it into law, PennDOT will not be handicapped when striping streets with bike lanes, and we will be able to work for more, better parking-protected bike lanes in Philadelphia and its Greater Region.

That’s why the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been working with members of the State House and Senate to get this law passed on a timely basis.

We will keep our readers updated on the status of the legislation in the Senate.

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Topics: Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network, Featured, Vision Zero

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