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It’s halftime in the legislature. Both chambers are in their respective caucuses discussing what...
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Several months ago, Cascade Bicycle Club rejoined the Environmental Priorities Coalition after a...
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As Craig mentioned earlier this week , the gun has fired on the 2012 legislative session, and we...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, Governor Chris Gregoire proposed a $3.6 billion package of...
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Since last week, over 17,000 people read our message about helping Piper get the freedom to safely...
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The dust has yet to settle from Election Day, but the State Legislature is already gearing up to...
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The Cascade Bicycle Club is deeply saddened by the premature death of Senator Scott White. Scott...
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Remember this ? Two weeks ago, you generated over 1,000 emails to the Governor and to WSDOT...
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The federal government is a big funder of critical transportation infrastructure—including infrastructure and safety improvements for bikes. That’s why we’ve been active at the federal level on the next federal transportation bill. But what the Feds giveth they often take away. State Transportation Departments from across the land occasionally have to send back unspent funds—“rescinding” the funds—to help the USDOT clear the books. Here’s the rub. The Feds decide how much money each state returns, but the states decide where the money comes from. Some states give back proportionately so that, say, unspent highway funds come back at the same level as ped or bike safety funding. But many states don’t play this way—including Washington state ( supposedly the #1 state for bicycling ). Instead, a rather disproportionate amount of money comes from things like Transportation Enhancements (TE), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Recreational Trails funds—which happen to be the largest buckets for bike and ped projects. In 2010, over $900 million of $2.2 billion was returned from these sources. This is not a slow leak, but a nasty snake bite. Insta-flat.
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Great news! The Vulnerable User Bill just passed the state senate on a bipartisan vote, 43-5...

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