SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) released the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of AB 122:
“I was disappointed to see the Governor reject this proposal that has already proven effective at increasing safety for bicyclists in other states. This bill was specifically designed to address the very safety concerns the Governor cited as the reason for his veto. By allowing bicyclists the option of safely yielding at stop sign-controlled intersections, it reduced the amount of time they spent crossing the intersection — the very reason they are exposed to more risk under current law.
I remain committed to advancing this policy, and will continue to monitor its effectiveness in the 10 other states who already have made it law. While I welcome the Governor’s commitment to put more resources towards active transportation projects to expand our accessible bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure for the future, this policy presents a viable option that would improve bicycle safety and start saving lives today using our existing network.”