Tag Archives: 2012 legislature

Bike-friendly primary election open thread

It’s already time to start voting in Washington. Seattle Bike Blog is in no way prepared to publish endorsements, but we encourage you to use this post to discuss the upcoming primary election. Ballots are arriving at homes across the … Continue reading

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State’s safe street design and neighborhood speed bills make progress

Two bills that give municipalities more tools to make streets safer are making good progress in the state legislature. The Safe Neighborhood Speeds Bill (SHB 1217) is headed to the Senate floor for a final vote after passing the House … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bill headed to Senate committee Thursday

The Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bill (SHB 1217) passed the state House 96-0 a few weeks ago, and now it’s starting it’s climb through the Senate. The Senate Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on the bill tomorrow, so now would … Continue reading

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Governor’s $3.6 billion transpo plan makes no mention of walking and biking

The good news: Governor Gregoire’s $3.6 billion transportation plan includes a small increase in the oil barrel fee to help pay for maintenance of existing state transportation facilities. The bad news: The plan does not even mention biking and walking, … Continue reading

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Bicycle Alliance: Why the Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bill should pass

We have written several times in support of HB-1217 (now SHB-1217), which passed the House with unanimous, bipartisan support 92-0 last year before dying in a Senate committee. The Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bill would simply give municipalities the option of … Continue reading

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Bill would mandate child support in drunk driving deaths

A parent is killed on the roadway by someone who made the choice to drive while intoxicated. The person responsible cannot replace the loss of a loved one, but they can at least take care of some of the dead … Continue reading

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