Act now: Illinois Complete Streets veto override

The Illinois state legislature passed a “Complete Streets” bill this year which would require full consideration for pedestrian and cyclist access in the design for all new public roads in the state of Illinois. Governor Rod Blagojevich vetoed this bill last month, but the Illinois Senate voted 53-0 yesterday to override the veto. The Illinois House is expected to vote on an override Real Soon Now, according to the League of Illinois Bicyclists and several Illinois bike blogs. The LIB is asking Illinois voters to contact their district representative right now, thank them for voting for SB314 and ask them to vote to override the governor’s amendatory veto on the Complete Streets bill.

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0 thoughts on “Act now: Illinois Complete Streets veto override”

  1. Roger says:

    The amendatory veto has been placed on the Illinois House calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 10, according to the Illinois General Assembly’s Web site.

    I do expect the House to override, given that it voted 113-2 to approve the original bill and given that House members on both sides of the aisle aren’t too fond of the governor right now because of the ongoing fight over the state budget.

    Still, it probably wouldn’t hurt to let your legislator know that you’re in favor of the Complete Streets bill.

  2. Roger says:

    The Illinois House voted 109-3 today to override the amendatory veto, meaning the bill as originally passed by the General Assembly stands!

  3. Rob Sadowsky says:

    Thanks to everyone who made calls on behalf of this legislation, sponsored by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation. Great news.

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