• Petitioned Lafayette and West Lafayette City Government

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Lafayette and West Lafayette City Government

Lafayette and West Lafayette Indiana City Government: Establish a Safe Passing Distance Between Motor Vehicles and Bicycles

    1. Petition by

      Bicycle Lafayette

Bicycle transportation helps reduce parking demand and motor vehicle emissions while promoting improved health through exercise. The current Indiana State laws and Lafayette and West Lafayette ordinances mandate that bicycles be operated on roadways in observance of ordinary traffic regulations. As such, it only makes sense that if specific bicycle facilities (lanes and paths) cannot be constructed in a timely manner to protect and facilitate the safe and viable use of bicycles as a healthy mode of transportation and recreation, then an ordinance must be put in place instructing drivers of motor vehicles to only overtake or pass a bicyclist when there is a safe distance of no less than three (3) feet between the motor vehicle and the bicycle.

Lafayette and West Lafayette City Government
Pass a Safe Passing Ordinance for Drivers and Cyclists

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Tomorrow We Go to City Council

      Hello friends!
      First off, thank you for supporting safer streets for cyclists. We appreciate you taking the time to sign out petition for a safe passing ordinance to be passed in West Lafayette, Indiana.

      Tomorrow the ordinance will be read in front on the West Lafayette City Council and the formal discussion of passing this ordinance will begin.

      We will be bringing your signatures to the meeting and would love for you to join us and help show city hall how important this ordinance is to all of us. We will be riding from Virtuous Cycles at 5:30pm to the West Lafayette City Hall on Navajo drive for the meeting which begins promptly at 6:30pm. Join us for the ride, or just show up for the meeting. Afterwards we will be riding our bikes to the near by Dog n Suds to have dinner.

      To keep up to date on future developments surrounding this ordinance as we continue to work towards getting it passed, sign up for our mailing list via www.bicyclelafayette.org.

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Yochim W. LAFAYETTE, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      I have been hit or grazed by cars multiple times while riding my bike

    • Eric Brodell LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I was hit by a car while on a bicycle, please establish this ordinance.

    • Micah Fitzgerald NEW HAVEN, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a cyclist. I live in a city that already has safe pass laws and I am very grateful. Every city in Indiana should have a law like this.

    • James Vitela LANCASTER, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Bicycle safety is paramount!!

    • chris mosier NEW YOR, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      as a visiting cyclist, this is important


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