Saturday, March 5, 2011

Next Week in Olympia

I will give a run down of all this bills that made and did not make Monday’s cut off. Preview - The bills on TCC’s agenda are looking pretty good. Most of our proactive bills have all made cut off with a couple days to spare.

Meanwhile, TCC’s priority Complete Street’s bill has a hearing on Wednesday in Senate Transportation. It would be great to have your support. The bill:

• Requires the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to establish a Complete Streets Grant Program. Complete Streets are streets that provide safe access to all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and public transportation. This program now includes city streets and state highways that go through cities (Main Streets).
• Incents cities to adopt Complete Street ordinances.
• Requires the WSDOT to consult with local jurisdictions prior to any design work when constructing or making major repairs to city streets to incorporate complete streets design and principles.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011
3:30 pm Senate Transportation
Senate Hearing Rm 1
Cherberg Building

ESHB 1071 - Creating a complete streets grant program.

Also, on Wednesday in Senate Transportation is the hearing for HB 1129 - The bill that includes bicycle and pedestrian traffic safety curriculum in traffic schools and safety courses.

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