Columbia council upholds bike harassment ordinance -

Columbia council upholds bike harassment ordinance

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A college town's bicycle harassment ordinance remains in place after elected leaders decline to reverse an earlier decision.

The Columbia City Council met Monday night and rejected Councilman Jerry Wade's bid to suspend the ordinance for six months. Jason Thornhill was the only council member to support Wade's proposal. The proposed law makes harassing cyclists a misdemeanor punishable by stiff fines or up to one year in jail. The council also rejected Wade's proposal to spend $9,500 to promote a community discussion aimed at cooling tensions among motorists and bicyclists. Information from: Columbia Missourian,

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