Bicycle on state highways; Department of State Police to study laws and policies. (HJ55)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of State Police; bicycle safety; report. Requests the Department of State Police to study existing laws and policies governing bicycling on state highways. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102403D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Studies
01/26/2016Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/28/2016Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 2-N)
02/16/2016Left in Rules


Wayne Wilcox writes:

This makes me nervous because Virginia’s laws are fairly clumsy, and with all due respect to our State Police, asking only them to examine them might not bring all of the necessary viewpoints into play. NCDOT recently did this with broader participation, and Massachusetts is doing something, too.

The bill should require participation from wide range of stakeholders, including different types of cyclists plus LCIs (League Certified Instructors).