FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        
June 10, 2002

To Advocates,
We need your immediate support for Assembly Bill A1150 (see below) which provides for drivers to yield right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk regardless of which side of the roadway the pedestrian is approaching.   A full version of the bill can be read on-line at
The current wording for Section 1151 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law only requires that the motorists yield to pedestrians in their half of the roadway.    This bill, if passed, would require all motorists yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in the same roadway as the motorists is traveling when a traffic signal is not present or not operating.  
The New York Bicycling Coalition supports the passage of this Assembly bill. The Senate has already passed this bill. The Bill is being sponsored by Assemblywoman Glick from Manhattan. Please take a few  minutes of your time to e-mail her and your legislator to indicate your support of Assembly Bill A11500.  Find your legislator at  Glick's mail address and e-mail address are:
Albany Office
LOB 844
Albany, NY. 12248
(518) 455-4841
New York City Office
853 Broadway
Suite 2120
New York, NY. 10003
(212) 674-5153
Visit to find out about more legislation and bicylcing and pedestrian resources.
Jesse Day
Safety Advocacy Manager
New York Bicycling Coalition
PO Box 8868
Albany, NY 12208
518.505.9499 (phone)