Enviros In Tough Spot As Calif. Bike Lanes Skip Reviews

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A new California law will allow some city bike lanes to skip environmental reviews, putting conservation groups in the awkward position of having to oppose something they mostly like and underscoring calls from developers to reform the state's premier environmental law.

The bill, A.B. 2245, passed unanimously on Friday in the state Assembly after sailing through the Senate. It exempts painted bike lanes on existing roads from review under the California Environmental Quality Act, and is meant to help Los Angeles meet its goal of adding...
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