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Announcements

House Committee has approved HB 154

The Ohio House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public Safety Committee approved our House Bill 154 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in a 12 to 0 vote. HB154 now goes to the full Ohio House for a vote. Please contact your state representative to ask for their support of our bill!

To inform your Ohio representative that HB 154 is important to you, click here, then click on the “Take Action” button. You'll be given the chance to rephrase the message, and by entering your zip code your message will automatically go to your district representative. (5/30/15)

The Ohio House recessed for the summer on 6/30/15. They are expected to return to sessions in mid to late September. (7/1/15)

News

An article about Ohio’s bicycling ranking by the LAB

The UrbanCincy has an article about Ohio being the 16th best state for bicyclists as ranked by the League of American Bicyclists. We have the potential to move up if we pass HB 154. Read the article here. (6/1/15)

A bill for a Three Foot Passing Law introduced as HB 154

April 15, 2015 — Ohio House Representatives Henne and Sheehy have introduced House Bill 154 which includes the 3-foot passing and the malfunctioning signal laws for cyclists. Several other representatives have signed on as co-sponsors, at the suggestion of your Ohio Bicycle Federation. (5/16/15)

A video showing vehicles unsafely passing a bicyclist in Ohio

But this is legal! View the Youtube video. Tracy Segar of Cincinnati, (5/22/15)

WKSU interview with Chuck Smith

Visit NPR station WKSU for the interview which concerns our House Bill 145. (1/17/14)

Podcast with Bike Lawyer Steve Magas

This is the last show of 2013 for The Outspoken Cyclist with guests Bike Lawyer Steve Magas and RKP’s Patrick Brady. Steve Magas’ part of the show starts with a look back at some of the notable events involving cyclists and the law, including some high profile bike-car collisions. By looking at how the majority of crashes happen, we can take steps to avoid those situations, or at least be extra vigilant around them. Here is the link to this show: outspokencyclist.com. (1/1/14)

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Ohio Legislature Information
  • All sorts of information about the activities of the Ohio State General Assembly, legislation in progress, schedules, finding your legislator, and much more is available here.
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Street Smarts pamphlet is on-line
  • You can click on the Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts icon to the right to see an on-line version of this helpful pamphlet. (4/5/13)
On-line Discussions
  • To discuss any Ohio bicycle issue with the leading bicycle advocates in the state, join the OhioBike e-mail discussion list. Send a blank e-mail or visit the list on the Web.
OBF Publications
  • The Ohio Bicycle Communicator is published two times per year.
  • The most up-to-date and comprehensive list of Ohio rides is published in the annual Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. This is published in March as a bicycle enthusiast’s resource. In addition, the Web version is updated throughout the year.

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