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After WA won #1 for a decade, Bike League changes its state-by-state report cards

Perhaps tired of handing the top honors to a barely-deserving Washington State year after year, the League of American Bicyclists changed its annual state-by-state rankings into a set of 50 individual report cards that track each state’s progress. And by … Continue reading

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For 7th straight year, Washington named most bike-friendly state – UPDATED

Despite very little improvement over 2013, Washington State was able to hang on to the top spot on the League of American Bicyclists’ annual list of bike-friendly states. The state scored 66.8 out of 100 points, effectively unchanged from 2013’s … Continue reading

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Washington state is the most bike-friendly but gets D in infrastructure

Washington tops a list of bike-friendly states released by the League of American Bicyclists. For their annual state biking report card, Washington did well in every category except “infrastructure,” where we got a big fat D. According to Biking Bis, … 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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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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Cascade: 30% of state legislature will be pro-bike next year

Wanna get elected in these parts? Well, you better start making friends with some bikers. Ballots are still being counted, but 86 percent of the candidates endorsed by Cascade Bicycle Club have won (or are leading) their races. From Cascade: … Continue reading

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Washington State walking and biking projects hit disproportionately

The feds are rescinding transportation money, and walking and biking projects are getting hit harder than other programs, according to data from Rails to Trails. Among the worst? Washington State. Although “transportation enhancement” funding (where most pedestrian and bike funding … Continue reading

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