Testify to support Colorado Safety Stop Bill aka “Idaho Stop” – Tuesday, 2/7, 2 PM at FLC!

Tuesday, February 7 at 2 PM we will have the opportunity testify in Durango for the bicycle safety stop aka “Idaho Stop” bill being proposed in the Capitol; SB17-093 ‘Operation Of Bicycles Approaching an Intersection’ 

The Legislature this year has installed video conferencing ability for testimony outside of the Capitol in five areas around the state and Fort Lewis College has been chosen as a location for video teleconferencing. 

I’m asking for people to sign up and testify in support of the bill.  You must register ahead of time; please read instructions below.

Please share this info with anyone you think might be interested, and send me an email if you are going to sign-up.


Spencer [email protected]

Official Summary of Bill:

The bill permits a person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle to pass through a roadway intersection without stopping at a stop sign if the person slows to a reasonable speed, yields to vehicles and pedestrians, and can safely proceed or make a turn. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle may also proceed through an intersection with an illuminated red traffic control signal if the person stops, yields to traffic and pedestrians, and can safely proceed in the same direction or make a right-hand turn. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle may not make a left-hand turn at an intersection with an illuminated red traffic control signal unless first stopping, yielding to traffic and pedestrians, and turning onto a one-way street.

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Andy Kerr <[email protected]>

Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Subject: Remote Testimony for SB17-093 (Idaho Stop) Hearing on Tuesday, February 7 at 1:30

To: Andy Kerr <[email protected]>

Hello Everyone,

You may now sign up for remote testimony for Senator Kerr’s “Idaho Stop” hearing on Tuesday, February 7th, at 1:30 pm. Again, if you live or have members of your organization in the following five areas, they will have the opportunity to testify without having to come to the Capitol:

  1. La Junta (Otero Junior College)
  2. Grand Junction (Colorado Mesa University)
  3. Trinidad (Trinidad Junior College)
  4. Alamosa (Adams State University)
  5. Durango (Fort Lewis College)

Please note: In order for a remote testimony site to be available for testimony, at least one witness must be registered to testify at the site at least 24 hours before the hearing on the previous business day. We recommend signing up as soon as possible in case there are any issues that need to be mitigated to ensure the site is open for testimony. If at least one witness is registered by the deadline, additional witnesses may continue to sign up on-line to testify remotely until one hour before the scheduled hearing time and may sign up at the remote testimony site until public testimony on the bill concludes.

Once you have signed up, you will receive an email within 24 hours containing details of where the remote testimony site will be located on the campus.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Douglas Roper

Chief of Staff

Senator Andy Kerr

 Testimony 101


Andy Kerr

Senator: SD 22

1525 Sherman St., Office 651

Denver, CO 80203


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