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FBA Legislative Platform


The Florida Bicycle Association supports statutory provisions to ensure the safety and rights of bicyclists.

To achieve this goal, we ask Florida’s legislators to consider the following:

  1. Expand the current Move Over law to include PEOPLE. This initiative will pick back up for the 2020 session.
  1. Make texting while driving a primary offense for all drivers.  The Governor has the bill to sign into law!
  1. Create an E-Bike statutory definition to match national efforts. No bills filed during 2019 session.
  1. Clean up statutory language with regards to definitions of sidewalks, crosswalks, lane position of bicyclists and other related matters. No bills filed during 2019 session.

5. Support FDOT’s SUNTrail and Complete Streets initiatives, in addition to funding initiatives for natural surface trails.

The 2019 session started on Tuesday, March 5, and concluded on Saturday, May 4.  Wheels are in motion for the 2020 session – attend our July 27 Annual Membership Meeting to help shape our 2020 platform!

Meanwhile, if you need an in-person walk-through on how you can be part of the process, simply request an “Advocacy 101” presentation by completing our online form.

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Below are the 2019 Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council legislative updates: