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Bicycle Bill Stopped, but Car vs. Bike Debate Remains

Associate Professor Michael Elliott of the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning
Associate Professor Michael Elliott of the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning
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In early October, 2013, sponsors of a bill that would have imposed a license fee on bicycles decided not to go forward with the legislation.  They had heard loud protests from bicyclists during a public hearing in Gainesville.

Although the bill appears to be dead, the tension between drivers and bicyclists remains in some areas of the state.  That raises the question of how drivers, cyclists and civil authorities can make the roads safer for everyone.

It's not easy, according to Michael Elliott.  He is an associate professor of Public Policy and City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech.  Professor Elliott spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.

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