Iowa Bike Ban
If some people have their way, cyclists in Iowa will have fewer places to ride. Pete from Iowa writes:
Okay, so maybe the rest of the Urban Velo community doesn’t consider Iowa exactly ‘urban,’ BUT a few haters in our corn-fed state are trying their damnedest to ban bikes, geared or fixed or otherwise, from the roads.
According to the No Shared Farm-to-Market Roadways in Iowa petition:
We the undersigned are Iowa residents who urge our Legislature to support a ballot initiative for the November 2010 election which will prohibit bicyclists from using state and county defined farm-to-market roads.
A farm-to-market road is a state or county road which serves to connect rural or agricultural areas to market towns.