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Friday StreetsPoll: How Can Sacramento Make Streets Safer for Cyclists

Recently, there's been a lot of talk about changing the California Vehicle Code to make streets safer for Cyclists. 

Bikeside is kicking off a campaign to change the state law regarding hit and run laws.  Life Before License has already garnered is share of attention locally, and now Bikeside is asking for your help in determining what penalties are best for convicted hit and run drivers by taking this survey.  We'll have a lot more on Life Before License in the coming weeks.

At his Bike Summit, twelve days ago, Mayor Villaraigosa raised the idea of a mandatory helmet law for cyclists of all ages.  Villaraigosa credits his helmet for saving his life, or at least his brain, following his bike crash last month.

But earlier this week, Villaraigosa focused on a mandatory "three feet passing law" for when motorists are overtaking a cyclist.  Some more on the rationale for this law can be found here.

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