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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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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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State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment

EDITOR’S NOTE, May 2015: This story is going viral again, but not everyone realizes the story is old. Please note that it happened in 2013. Thanks! Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because … Continue reading

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The bike tax is just a distraction: The real problem is the billions on new highways

When the state Senate Democrats unveiled a transportation package last week, folks were shocked to see a “symbolic” bike tax of up to 5 percent on bike sales in the state. And we all fell for it, posting about why … Continue reading

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Why a statewide bike tax makes no sense

UPDATE: For more, see our post “The bike tax is just a distraction: The real problem is the billions on new highways” State Democrats unveiled a $10 billion revenue package for transportation Wednesday that includes monstrous investments in new highways … Continue reading

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