2012 Legislative Agenda Set

The Bicycle Alliance board approved a set of 2012 legislative priorities as recommended by the Legislative & Statewide Issues Committee.  Our agenda will include:
  •  Continued support of HB1700, which carries over from 2011 and would encourage higher-quality bike and pedestrian facilities by allowing greater flexibility in design standards.
  •  Continued support of HB1217, which would give cities and counties the authority to establish 20 mph zones on some non-arterial streets to lower accident rates and protect vulnerable users.
  • Work with other non-profits to support a transportation funding package called Transportation for Washington.
  • Work with WSDOT and others to support funding for the Complete Streets bill passed in 2011.
  • Use 2012-2013 to see if there is support for a 3-5’ safe passing bill and, if so, build a coalition of support.
Please check the Legislative Page at wabikes.org or read our blog for more information and updates.  And mark your calendars now for 2012 Transportation Advocacy Day in Olympia on January 31!
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