Galveston Bike Safety

A cyclist rides past a bike lane at the intersection of Avenue S and 53rd Street in Galveston on

July 5, 2018.

Two deaths in Galveston last summer involving bicycle riders and automobile drivers prompted community discussion about whether streets can be made safer for cyclists.

Last week, the city council approved an ordinance requiring drivers to keep 3 feet between their autos and cyclists, pedestrians or people on horseback. The rule goes into effect May 1.

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