Currently there are two bills being considered by the Vermont legislature.
H.211 removes the requirement that if a sidepath exists bikes must use it:
S.112 requires helmets:
Vermont's Agency of Transportation has a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Adopted December 1998
The plan was informed by the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committe
The plan makes some legislative recommendations:
http://www.aot.state.vt.us/planning/BIKEPED.htm#1.2 Pedestrian and Bicycling
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4.3 The Vermont State Legislature
Several recommendations listed within the plan will need the support of the
Vermont Legislature. The Vermont
State Legislature should consider:
Defining the bicycle as a vehicle within Vermont statute.
Allocating sufficient annual appropriations to the bicycle and
Considering new funding sources, such as user fees, registration
and gas tax increases.
Repealing the mandatory sidepath law.
Refining the shoulder development law.
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H.211 addresses the last two recommendations.
Defining the bicycle as a vehicle requires more discussion.
Requiring helmets requires more discussion.