Coleman Announces Pair Of Bicycle-Related Initiatives

May 16, 2014

Hundreds of central Ohioans participated in today's national Bike to Work Day.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today announced two initiatives he says will help bikers. Coleman is proposing an ordinance requiring motorists to allow at least three feet between their vehicle and a biker when passing. Trucks and other commercial vehicles would have to allow at least 6 feet. It's not yet clear how the ordinance that must be passed by City Council would be enforced. Coleman says the city is also launching a program allowing owners to register their bicycles to help with recovery efforts. Bikes would be equipped with an electronic chip that includes the owner's name, allowing authorities to contact that person when a bike is impounded or stolen and recovered.