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    Hike & Bike Legislation SB 1793 and HB 3802

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairba...a-half_ago.php
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Utilit...21027887971276

    There is a bill currently working its way through the State Legislature to limit liability of utility companies for land they make available for public recreational use.

    IE: passage of the bill will make it much easier for Houston area municipalities to work to put hike & bike paths on utility right of ways, big green swaths that currently just have power line towers, etc.

    This is significant because most available trails in the Houston area run east-west along bayous, many of the north-south utility ROWs would connect existing paths into a grid. The photo attached below comes from here.

    Whether you live in the Houston area or not, please contact your Texas Representative & Senator in support of these bills in a gesture of solidarity with your fellow Texas riders. 'Like' Facebook page above to get updates on the status of this legislation, and get access to an app that facilitates locating & writing to your Texas Congressmen for support.

    Thanks all
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    Great bill! FB page = liked.

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    Neat, thanks for your support.

    Column out today that's a bit better spoken than I am: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...y/7541948.html

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    Good idea.
    It seems like insurance cost are holding back a lot of MTB trails. Cities in our area do not sanctioned trails to avoid liability.
    A real fear of personal injury lawyers sucking them dry.
    Live and let ride.

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    Yeah, personal injury attorneys seem to be the only ones who are against this. But it's such a silly objection, since no trails will be built without the legislation as it is...

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    that sounds like a plan now time to getr done

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