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Bill sets policies for island cyclists

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Testimony was heard today on Bill 362, also known as the Bicycle Safety Act of 2011.  The measure seeks to provide clear guidance, policy and rules with regard to the safe operation of bicycles on Guam. The legislation would also require those who ride bikes to be equipped with protective gear. 

Public Works Deputy Director Carl Dominguez testified in support of the measure but suggested a few revisions to give the bill more effective, saying, "Bicycles should not be operated on sidewalks. Pedicyclists of all ages should be mandated to wear helmets. The maximum age, weight and height to require the usage of a restraining seat, 3 years, 33 lbs. and 43", respectively, limit the minimum age of a person to be transported on a bicycle to one year. "

The Guam Cycling Federation's iBike Committee, which was created to improve conditions of Guam's rights of way for bicyclists, also noted their support of the legislation.

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