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Tell Governor Gregoire Safe Routes to School is not expendable

The newest Federal Transportation Bill (MAP-21) is not good for biking and walking, which was slashed by at least 35 percent. While there are some ancillary benefits to the new bill, it’s main change is the amount of latitude local … 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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Tell the state not to raid funding for bicycling and walking again this year

Washington State budgets an astronomically higher amount of money on motor-vehicle-centric highway projects than any other means of transportation. Yet when it comes time to make cuts and give back Federal transportation funds, as happens often, WSDOT has in past … Continue reading

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Governor signs Vulnerable User Law

Governor Chris Gregoire signed the Vulnerable User Bill into law today, reports Cascade Bicycle Club. SB 5326, which passed both chambers of congress with relatively strong margins, would require people who seriously injure or kill a more vulnerable road user … Continue reading

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Governor will sign Vulnerable User Bill May 16

David Hiller at Cascade says Governor Gregoire will sign SB 5326 (AKA the Vulnerable User Bill) May 16. This bill has been three years in the making, and many people whose lives were affected by negligent driving came out to … Continue reading

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