City Councilman James Kenney and Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced bills on Thursday, November 19th to increase penalties for sidewalk riding, riding with headphones, riding bikes without a brake, and to mandate registration and bicycle license plates.
The Bicycle Coalition obtained copies of the bills from Council staff today. Click to download DiCicco's registration bill and DiCicco's comments and Councilman Kenney's increased penalties bill and no brake confiscation bill.
You can write and call Councilman Kenney (215) 686-3450, (215) 686-3451 and Councilman DiCicco (215) 686-3458, (215) 686-3459 directly and express your viewpoint about these bills. As stated in our press release, the Bicycle Coalition believes that to achieve better compliance with traffic laws equitable and consistent education and enforcement of current laws must be implemented.
The bills are not yet online, but their numbers are: 090828 (Kenney's), 090829 (Kenney's) and 090845 (DiCiccos). They will be posted on City Council's web later today. Search on the City Council legislation website.