Bike Bylaw Defeated by City Council

A proposed bicycle and personal conveyance bylaw has been defeated.

A proposed bicycle and personal conveyance bylaw has been defeated.  It came before city council at Monday's regular meeting but was unanimously defeated after the second reading.  Alderman Rajko Dodic asked for it's defeat, saying the Alberta Traffic Safety Act already deals with a number of the items included in the proposed bylaw.  He also says he doesn't believe council should be regulating helmet use for adults, and that the bylaw tried to be "too much" by including personal conveyance like skateboards and rollerblades, in the same bylaw as bicycles.  Mayor Bob Tarleck adds that "the public was key in affecting the final outcome of the proposed bylaw." A public meeting was held at the end of August, with most in attendance opposed to the bylaw.

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