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When some of the Barrington Hills cycling community felt that two new ordinances unfairly targeted them, the Barrington Bicycle Club and the Active Transportation Alliance jumped into action.
The Village Board passed two ordinances earlier this year that affect cyclists. The first requires them to ride single-file at all times. The second states that it is unlawful for any person to ride a bike on any roadway in a negligent or risky way.
The cycling community is concerned that these ordinances are not consistent with state laws and are vague. Taken to the extreme, they could discourage and discriminate against cyclists who are legally using the roadway.
That’s when the Barrington Bicycle Club acted and reached out to Active Trans.
The first step was to understand why the ordinances were passed and get to the root of what problems they were meant to solve.
Barrington Hills has a variety of road users – and perspectives on road safety and access.
Getting involved in a bicycling club is the ideal way to meet and ride with others who share your enthusiasm for biking.
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