Archives: Chap Petersen

Cyclists gear up for next legislative session

Like a bicyclist who’s taken a tumble but stays in the race, Virginia bicycling advocates say they’ll push on despite disappointments they suffered during the 2013 legislative session.

‘Dooring’ bill dies in House committee

After passing the Senate last month, a bill that aimed to protect cyclists failed to pass the House Transportation Committee.

Bicyclists push for share-the-road laws

Virginia legislators have introduced bills that would make biking safer for both cyclists and drivers across the Commonwealth.

UPDATE: After House measure fails, Senate subcommittee passes felon rights restoration bill

While a similar House measure failed this week, a Senate subcommittee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to automatically restore rights to felons upon completion of their punishment.

Mixed reaction to Gov. McDonnell’s transportation package

Delegate Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights says he supports Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to overhaul the system for funding transportation in Virginia and to pump more money into projects especially in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.