A bill that would require towns to set aside a certain part of their road budgets to improve bike and pedestrian access has passed in committee, and could be headed for a vote in the House sometime soon.
It’s not a bad idea. Suburban towns are especially bad when it comes to bike and pedestrian areas, and it would be good to see towns focus a little more on transportation that isn’t car-based. I just wonder why the state is asking towns to take this out of their budgets, instead of funding it themselves.
Animal Dissection Bill
There’s a bill that would allow students to opt out of animal dissection, and you can read an op-ed in favor of passing it in the Courant. I don’t know, there’s something really memorable about dissecting a fetal pig, then finding out that the cafeteria is serving hot dogs for lunch (true story).