A regional transportation group has indefinitely tabled a vote on whether to recommend a bicycle safety ordinance to Des Moines area governments.

  • Concerns about possible legislative pushback and metro opposition put the plan on pause last month.

Why it matters: Central Iowa's network of recreational trails is growing.

  • Enhanced safety ordinances can save lives, advocates behind the model ordinance contend.

Catch up fast: The recommendations were developed over the last year through the Central Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable.

  • For example, state law requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. The ordinance would include bikes.

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