Updated at 2:05 p.m.: State Sen. Butch Miller just told me that he has a substitute for SB 468 that should satisfy all parties. Will post as soon as I receive it. Cycling lobbyists in the Capitol have turned off their alarm bells.
Original: We’ve got a road war brewing in the state Capitol.
Cyclists are putting out the word that a bill to mandate single-file riding on all Georgia roads – absent specific government permission – was introduced Tuesday and is already up for a 3 p.m. hearing in Room 450 of the Capitol.
That’s a sign that SB 468, sponsored by Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is on a fast track. Miller is the immediate past chairman of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association.
It’s an interesting topic, given that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has recently taken up cycling. One wonders if it may be a reaction to a victory won by cyclists last year, when lawmakers passed, and Gov. Nathan Deal signed, a bill to require