Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Upcoming BAC Bimonthly Legislative Committee Meeting

The next bimonthly Legislative Committee Meeting will be held at the Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW Teaism, 400 8th Street NW. The Wednesday, October 2nd meeting will begin at 6:30pm and last until around 8:00pm.

Please feel free to join us to discuss the District's laws as they pertain to bicycling. The agenda will include a discussion of the recently proposed Used Bicycle Sales Amendment Act of 2013 introduced by Council Member Muriel Bowser.

This proposed law appears reduce some of the legal and administrative hurdles involved with businesses interested in buying or selling used bicycles. The law also could provide an entry point for people unable to purchase more expensive new bicycles for sale at District shops. Some have argued; however, that the application of the proposed law would be onerous for bicycle stores and because of the potential of a "quick sell", could exacerbate bike theft not only in the District but also regionally.

If you cannot attend, please feel free to leave your comments or suggestions below. Please feel free to contact the committee chair, David Cranor for meeting details.

We look forward to seeing you there