Bike Commuter Tax Threatened

As Congress considers a federal tax overhaul a really bad idea has entered the mix. The Senate version of the bill would repeal a provision, in place since 2009, which allows employers to provide their workers with a $20 per month tax-free commuter benefit. It’s not unusual for employers to provide free or subsidized parking [...]

Vulnerable User Protections Increased

A bill strongly supported by the Bike Fed, which would increase penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure cyclists and pedestrians, has been passed by the legislature and awaits the governor’s signature. The bill (Assembly Bill 201) increases penalties for a host of moving violations that are of particular concern to vulnerable road users [...]