Bicycle Enforcement & Anti-Assault Bill Hearing Recap

Last week, WABA and a number of local cyclists testified in support of improved enforcement of laws to protect bicyclists, better training of police officers, communication between law enforcement officials and the cycling community, and the passage of the Assault of Bicyclists Prevention Act of 2011. Thanks to Councilmember Mendelson, Chair of the Committee, for holding the hearing, and to Committee members Cheh and Wells for attending the hearing and speaking strongly of the need for protection of cyclists. For a recap of the hearing, see coverage from TBD, the Georgetown Patch, and DCist. WABA’s public testimony is below. November Bike-ped-Assault Hearing Testimony (Public)