DenDekker Withdraws Statewide Bike License Bill

Celeste Katz at the Daily Politics has the scoop. Here’s the statement from the western Queens Assemblyman who envisioned licenses on every bike and cameras in every bike lane:

I am withdrawing proposed legislation A. 5429. I introduced this bill in response to numerous complaints from my constituents regarding bicyclists who were not following local and state laws, and causing dangerous conditions for pedestrians and motorists alike. In this way, the original intent of this bill was to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety through increased accountability. However, we will now explore future options to achieve stricter enforcement of the bicycle regulations.

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