bicycles

Court battle still rages over eastern Iowa city’s decision to block access to recreational trail

BY: - May 7, 2021

A coalition of eastern Iowa bicyclists and runners are planning to appeal a court ruling favoring one city’s decision to block a connection to the historic Mississippi River Trail. The planned appeal would challenge a recent district court ruling that represents an unusual legal setback for bicyclists and others who are attempting to connect or […]

Bicycles or motor vehicles? Lawmakers work to classify low-speed, electric bikes

BY: - February 13, 2020

Low-speed, electric bicycles are blazing trails in traffic laws around the country and Iowa lawmakers are trying to decide how to treat these new hybrids. So-called e-bikes are designed so that a rider may pedal them with or without assistance from a low-power motor.  Bicycle advocates want them to be classified more like unpowered bikes, […]