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WA Bikes: Some significant wins during the 2021 session, but the work is not done

The 2021 state legislative session is closing with some wins for biking, progress on other priorities and a lot of uncertainty about the future of transportation funding in Washington. A massive transportation funding bill loomed over the 2021 legislative session, … Continue reading

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Senate chair’s transportation package includes bike tax, less in multimodal investments

A week after the Washington House Democrats unveiled their proposed transportation package, which would fund bike, pedestrian, and transit programs at a level never before seen from the state, the chair of the state Senate’s transportation committee, Steve Hobbs, unveiled … Continue reading

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WA House Democrats propose transportation package with huge multimodal component

Correction: a previous version of this post listed the timeframe of this package at 12 years instead of 16. Yesterday the Democratic caucus in the Washington State House announced their proposal for the next major state transportation package. Their proposal … Continue reading

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Proposed bill would exempt electric bikes from state sales taxes

A bill introduced into the Washington House of Representatives by Representative Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) would exempt electric bikes, and up to $200 in bike accessories, from state sales taxes. HB 1330 would not apply to non-electric bikes, using the definition … Continue reading

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Roger Millar: safety impacts cost Washington nearly $15 billion per year

The Washington State House of Representatives Transportation Committee convened for the first time this session on Tuesday and WSDOT head Roger Millar was there to lead the members through a presentation, which was titled “Return on Investment”. At the beginning … Continue reading

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Senator Saldaña proposes $2 billion in statewide multimodal investments

During the last state legislative session in 2020, Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), chair of the State Senate’s transportation committee, released his latest version of the “Forward Washington” transportation package. The list of proposed projects to receive funding in the package … Continue reading

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Washington Bikes legislative preview this Thursday

The Washington legislature’s long legislative session starts next Monday. This is set to be an important session as lawmakers modify Governor Inslee’s proposal for the biennial budget. If you were wondering what Washington’s statewide bicycle advocacy organization is planing to … Continue reading

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