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Bicycle Clearance Rule Approved By Lafayette City Council

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Cyclists and motorists in Lafayette have a new rule to follow.

An ordinance passed at Monday night’s Lafayette City Council meeting requires motorists to maintain three feet of clearance when passing cyclists on the road.

The ordinance, intended to promote safety for both cyclists and motorists, will be enforced by local police.

City planner Margy Deverall says the city of Lafayette will soon begin work on a master plan regarding bicycles and pedestrians.

The plan will entail a roughly year-long study examining issues such as added and improved bike lanes and other bicycle facilities.