Statement on Shifting Gears on ‘Stop as Yield’ Bill
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner issued the following statement today after holding AB 73 in the Senate Transportation Committee.
While AB 73 had broad bipartisan support within the California Legislature, I made the difficult decision to hold it as a two-year bill in order to work in tandem with stakeholders to craft a robust and comprehensive bike and e-bike safety bill package next year.
As our state continues to move towards more sustainable transportation solutions, bicycles and e-bikes are playing a greater role. That also means we need to take a more comprehensive approach to changing the culture around bicycle safety and how bicyclists integrate and interact with motorists, transit, and pedestrians. Whether someone is riding a bike or driving a car, everyone needs to have a mutual understanding of what their responsibilities are when they are on the road. This means more training, public awareness, and better enforcement.
Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at a77.asmdc.org, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.