After waiting for 12 long months, the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on the bill that would allow parking protected bike lanes in Pennsylvania (HB140). The Bicycle Coalition and Bike Pittsburgh have been advocating for this bill since the legislation was first introduced in 2018. The PA House passed the bill unanimously in March 2021 after it was introduced in January 2021 by Representative David Maloney for the third time.
On Monday, April 4, 2022, the Senate Transportation Committee convened and heard testimony from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia & Bike Pittsburgh, Indiana County Planning Commission, City of Pittsburgh, PennDOT, and an individual cyclist. However, a vote on the bill was not taken.
It’s up to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Senator Marty Flynn and the Committee to schedule the bill for a vote. If approved by the Senate Transportation Committee, the bill will then advance to the floor.
Take action NOW to ask the members of the Senate Transportation Committee and Senate leadership to schedule the bill for a committee vote. There are only three session days left in April! A few minutes of your time will help send the message to those Senators that APRIL is the month to vote on HB140.