DC #Bikelife Campaign
Expanding legal access to and use of ATVs, Dirt Bikes and UTVs in Washington, DC.

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What will the DC #BikeLife Initiative Change?

Currently, DC law forbids the Operation & Registration of ATVs, Dirt Bikes and UTVs (Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles) within the District of Columbia.

DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018's goal is to ask DC voters if residents who are licensed to drive should also be allowed to register our ATVs, Dirt Bikes and UTVs, operate our ATVs, Dirt Bikes and UTVs on public roads in a limited capacity (on roads with speeds of 45mph and below without "M" endorsement on license) and in a limited capacity on Highways within the District of Columbia. DC residents will also be able to park non-traditional vehicles on private space or public parking garages within the District of Columbia.

Currently, if you are observed riding one of these vehicles you can be arrested. Additionally, your property will be seized and destroyed by the Metropolitan Police Department. The MPD has also created financial incentives for citizens who provide information leading to arrests and property seizures if your are found to be operating or possessing a Dirt Bike or ATV.

DC Bike Life Campaign has drafted language and submitted it for approval by the DC Board of Elections. Once approved we will have to collect 24,000 signatures from DC registered voters by mid-July.

Once we have turned in these signatures, the Board of Elections will review them & DC residents will have the opportunity to vote on the "DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018" on November 6, 2018.

 

Campaign Calendar

January 16, 2018 - DC #BikeLife Campaign submitted language to the District of Columbia Board of Elections for approval.

January 23, 2018 - DC #BikeLife Campaign submitted documentation to the District of Columbia Office of Campaign Finance. 

April 4, 2018 - DC Board of Elections has tentatively scheduled our hearing regarding the language of the"DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018." 

November 6, 2018 - DC registered voters head to the polls to vote for:

Ballot Initiative #_ _ (tbd) DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018

Delegate to the United States House of Representatives

• Mayor of the District of Columbia

• Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia

• At-large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia

• Members of the Council of the District of Columbia - Wards 1, 3, 5, and 6

• Attorney General for the District of Columbia

• United States Senator

• United States Representative

• National and Local Committee Members for the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties

DC #BikeLife Campaign Language

Initiative Measure No. __ (REVISED & RESUBMITTED 1/26/18)

Short Title

DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018

SUMMARY TEXT

Ballot Initiative Measure No. __ will ask District of Columbia voters if they would like to expand legal access to and use of All-Terrain Vehicles, Dirt Bikes and Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles for limited use on public roads (without the right to public street parking).

Legislative Text

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the “DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018.”

Part A. Traffic Act, 1925.,

(§ 50–2201.04b.) “All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes” is amended as follows:


(a) Person(s) licensed to operate motor vehicles pursuant to §§ 50-1401.01 - 50-1401.05 shall be permitted to:

Section (1) is amended as follows:
(1) Operate at any time an all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV (multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle):

 (a) On public roads with posted speed limits of 45 mph and lower.

(b) On the ‘shoulder’ lane when operated on highways in the District.

(c) Persons operating dirt bikes and ATVs at speeds lower than 45 mph shall not be required to possess an ‘M’ endorsement on their Driving Permit.

Section (2) shall be amended and renumbered as follows: (2) Park at any time an all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike on private property, including public garage parking

(a) Register their all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV (multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle) with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the District.

(b) A person operating a ATV, Dirt Bike or UTV in violation of section (a) of this section shall upon conviction be fined no more than $100 as set forth in § 22-3571.01

(c) A person who is convicted of violating subsection (a)(1) or (b)(1), upon a second or subsequent conviction for violating subsection (a)(1) or (b)(1) shall have his or her driver's license, or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the District, suspended for 6 months from the date of conviction.

(d) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia, or his or her assistants, shall prosecute violations of this section, in the name of the District of Columbia.

(e) An all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV parked in violation of section (d) shall be subject to impoundment pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth by § 50–2421.07. 

(3) This act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Government Reorganization Act (Home Rule Act), approved December 24, 2971 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(1)).



(ORIGINAL) Initiative Measure No. __

Short Title

DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018

SUMMARY TEXT

Ballot Initiative Measure No. __ will ask District of Columbia voters if they would like to expand legal access to and use of All-Terrain Vehicles, Dirt Bikes and Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles for limited use on public roads (without the right to public street parking).

Legislative Text

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the “DC Bike Life Access and Use of Non-Traditional Vehicles Act of 2018.”

Part A. Traffic Act, 1925.,

(§ 50–2201.04b.) [Click here]“All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes” is amended as follows:


(a) Person(s) licensed to operate motor vehicles pursuant to 
§§ 50-1401.01 - 50-1401.05 shall be permitted to:

Section (1) is amended as follows:
(1) Operate at any time an all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV (multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle):

 (a) On public roads with posted speed limits of 45 mph and lower.

(b) On the ‘shoulder’ lane when operated on highways in the District.

(c) Persons operating dirt bikes and ATVs at speeds lower than 45 mph shall not be required to possess an ‘M’ endorsement on their Driving Permit.

Section (2) shall be amended and renumbered as follows: (2) Park at any time an all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike on private property, including public garage parking

(a) Register their all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV (multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle) with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the District.

(b) A person violating section (a) of this section shall upon conviction be fined no more than the amount [$250] set forth in 
§22-3571.01, or incarcerated for no more than 30 days, or both.

(c) A person who is convicted of violating subsection (a)(1) or (b)(1) of this section shall, upon a second or subsequent conviction for violating subsection (a)(1) or (b)(1) of this section, have his or her driver's license, or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the District, suspended for one year from the date of conviction; provided, that the period of suspension shall toll during a period of incarceration.

(d) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia, or his or her assistants, shall prosecute violations of this section, in the name of the District of Columbia.

(e) An all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike or UTV/MOHUV parked in violation of section (d) shall be subject to impoundment pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth by 
§50–2421.07

(3) This act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Government Reorganization Act (Home Rule Act), approved December 24, 2971 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(1)).

Support DC #BikeLife Campaign

Your donations will go to:

-Weekly #FreeBikeLife events. (Town Halls, Pedal Solidarity Ride-Outs, etc.)

-Co-working space for bikelife/shared economy community.

-Materials for volunteers

-Wages for Canvassers/Signature Gatherers

-Wages for Staff

-Marketing/Media Placement.

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Contact @DCbikelifeCampaign

Mail: 4914 8th St NE, WDC 20017

Call: (202) 526-1714

Text: (202) 839-4BLC

Email: dcbikelifecampaign@gmail.com

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