Bicycles; Town Council of Blacksburg to permit operation in either direction on one-way streets. (HB857)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bicycles in Blacksburg.  Authorizes the Town Council of Blacksburg to permit operation of bicycles in either direction on one-way streets. Read the Bill »


02/07/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103192D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2012Assigned Transportation sub: #2
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/07/2012Passed by indefinitely in Transportation


This bill mentions Blacksburg.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB101.


Ryan Post writes:

I would not support that. Aside from streets not being marked in the wrong direction, drivers are not expecting vehicles (bicycles) to be coming the wrong way, and are more likely to pull out on them.

As a cyclist, I would never do this, except at a walking speed.

Jakob Helmboldt writes:

This bill is garbage all the way around. The intent was to allow localities to install contra-flow bike lanes. Instead the poor wording implies that people can simply ride against traffic.

On top of that, the code section does not apply to city and town streets; only to streets maintained by VDOT, so the section of code and its amendment isn't even germane with respect to the intent to allow contra-flow lanes.