A regional transportation group has indefinitely tabled a vote on whether to recommend a bicycle safety ordinance to Des Moines area governments.
- Concerns about possible legislative pushback and metro opposition put the plan on pause last month.
Why it matters: Central Iowa's network of recreational trails is growing.
- Enhanced safety ordinances can save lives, advocates behind the model ordinance contend.
Catch up fast: The recommendations were developed over the last year through the Central Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable.
- For example, state law requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. The ordinance would include bikes.