Three north Georgia lawmakers have already heard from cyclists across the state after filing legislation that would dramatically change the rules of the road for bicycles. State Representatives Carl Rogers, Lee Hawkins and Emory Dunahoo, all Republicans from Gainesville, planned to hear even more at a public hearing on the bill Monday evening.
A new law going into effect July first gives Georgia bicyclists more protection. Lawmakers this year passed the Better Bicycling Bill. Savannah bike campaigner Drew Wade says, the law means motorists might have to move at least partly into another lane when passing cyclists on the road.