McCarthy Vahey applauds passage of bill on bicycle safety

Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) joined colleagues in applauding House Passage of Senate Bill #502 concerning bicycling safety and transportation options in Connecticut.

“This bill allows for greater flexibility in the creation of bicycling infrastructure and improves safety for today’s cyclists, commuters, recreational riders, children and the elderly,” Rep. McCarthy Vahey added. “This measure will contribute to increased safety and positive economic development that also promotes healthy practices. Now all it needs is the Governor’s signature. I applaud the great bipartisan work on this bill.”

Rep. McCarthy Vahey recently joined fellow bike and pedestrian advocates on a 40-mile trip from New Haven to Hartford in support of Senate Bill #502.  The ride began in New Haven and followed both the Farmington Valley trail and the multi-use trail immediately adjacent to the CT FastTrack.  Upon arrival in Hartford, advocates met with legislators to advocate for passage of the bill.

Senate Bill #502  encourages the creation of bikeways and bike lanes, seeks to allow bicyclists to determine how far to the right they can safely ride, and clarifies how motor vehicles are allowed to pass cyclists.  The bill now goes to the Governor Malloy’s office for signing.

Cristin McCarthy Vahey represents Fairfield’s 133rd Assembly District. She serves on the Appropriations, Education and Transportations Committees.

Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield)

Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield)

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