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Washington State disproportionaltely underfunds walking and biking

Despite the fact that 13.6 percent of Washington traffic fatalities are people either walking or biking, the state allocates only 0.5 percent of its transportation budget (and 2.7 percent of its federal funds) to walking and biking projects. Seattle has … Continue reading

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State bill aims to mandate safe passing distance

A bill introduced by Rep. Jamie Pedersen would require drivers to give cyclists space when passing. The bill also outlines required cyclist behavior, such as riding as far to the right as possible (or left if in the left lane … Continue reading

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Ferry report says bikes ‘impede’ cars and should load/unload last

Today’s outrageous car-centric idea comes buried in a Washington State Ferries report and recommendations for improving ferry service: Bikes should have to wait for cars before embarking and disembarking. The reason? They supposedly “impede” the unloading of cars and are … Continue reading

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