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‘Mutual Responsibility’ bill tabled

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington has announced that HB 1018, the controversial “Mutual Responsibility” bill, has been tabled. The bill was not well received by many in the cycling community (including this blog). Problems mostly centered around a provision of … Continue reading

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‘Mutual Responsibility’ bill trades rights for space

A law mandating a distance of three-to-five feet of passing distance between motor vehicles and people riding bicycles likely appeals to any rider who has buzzed by a speeding car. Washington law currently mandates that drivers pass at a “safe … Continue reading

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How the proposed WA ‘Mutual Responsibility’ bill compares to Oregon’s law

Marcus Griffith at Bike Portland wrote a piece comparing the recently-proposed Washington bill mandating a safe passing distance to laws on the books in Oregon. The bill, being referred to as the “Mutual Responsibility Bill,” will attempt to mandate a … Continue reading

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