In the wake of several vehicle collisions that have left bicyclists dead or injured on the Peninsula recently, legislators have proposed SB 1464.
Last year, a 64-year-old man died from injuries when a moving vehicle on the Bayfront Expressway (Highway 84) at Chilco Street.
Just this week, , and died.
Especially in this area, the co-existence of cyclists and motorists , as San Mateo Patch columnist Denise Nelson has discussed on many an occasion.
The proposed state law would make it a legal requirement for automobiles to give bicyclists a minimum clearance of three feet when passing.
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition has made this announcement supporting the bill, which was authored by Sen. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach and co-sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles.
SB 1464 has passed the state Senate and is up for a vote by the Assembly Friday.
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