Events

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Webinar: Walk/Bike Laws in the Real World

    Are Vermont’s walk/bike laws enough to keep people safe? A few years ago, Vermont Legislators worked to revise and update some of our walk/bike/roll laws, but we still have a way to go before we have statutes that reflect the current realities of walking, biking, and rolling.
    This presentation will discuss the history and evolution of road use, describe the current state of Vermont’s walk/bike/roll statutes, and explore possible solutions to address gaps in our laws, such as the Idaho Stop or instituting a firm four-foot-passing law.
    Did you know the concept of “jaywalking” was made up by automobile manufacturers? Or that at one point, there was a popular movement to keep motor vehicles out of cities, and to put speed governors on vehicles?
    Please bring your own walk/bike/roll law revisions to this session. There will be an opportunity for idea sharing and discussion throughout the presentation.