NC bicyclists take note:
I don't doubt the intentions of the bill's sponsor, but this thing's got some major problems, such as:
"Whenever a bicycle lane has been provided adjacent to a roadway, Bicyclists are required to ride in the bicycle lane except when necessary to..." (right hooks, anyone?)
"every person operating a bicycle upon a public street or highway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable. A bicyclist may, but is not required to, ride on the shoulder of the roadway" (this already applies to all vehicles under NC law)
Just an FYI. Form your own opinions and speak out accordingly.