Great news coming out of the state legislature today! Sen. Tom Hansen of North Platte introduced a bill that would require vehicles to give 3 feet of space when passing cyclists, pedestrians and operators of assisted electronic mobility devices.
The specific language pertaining to cyclists: "...shall exercise due care, which shall include, but not be limited to, leaving a safe distance of no less than three feet clearance, when applicable, when passing a bicycle..."
Check the full bill here: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Intro/LB1030.pdf
Omaha Bikes will be monitoring this legislation closely and will provide updates as they become available. Please contact your state senator to show your support!