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The 2022 VA General Assembly session is heating up and headed towards the final stretch, and there have been a number of bills that are making their way towards the finish line!

WABA has been in collaboration with partners and networks on the ground to monitor and track the progress of these bills, and we want to highlight key bills that need your support if they have any chance of passing!

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; funds for pedestrian and bicyclist projects ( SB251) requires the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to dedicate certain funds to projects that improve pedestrian or bicyclist safety or infrastructure.

Vision Zero Resolution (HJ100) Recognizing the need to commit to Vision Zero by advancing policies that will end roadway fatalities by 2050 and cut them in half by 2030.

Photo speed monitoring devices; locality-designated highway segments (HB630 / HB747). Authorizes localities to, by ordinance, authorize their local law-enforcement agency to place and operate photo-speed monitoring devices in certain locations.

Transportation safety funding (HB546). Provides that for any year in which there is a surplus, the Governor shall include in his proposed budget an appropriation of 10 percent of such surplus for the Transportation Safety Fund.

Speed limits; established by local authority (SB333 / HB333). Authorizes localities to reduce speed limits on any highway in the locality, provided that such speed limit is indicated by lawfully placed signs.

Careless driving; vulnerable road users (HB 920/ SB247 ) Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user.

We also want to state our opposition for the following bill:Bicycles and certain other vehicles; riding two abreast (SB 362)