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Two New Guides Address Dockless Vehicles

Two New Guides Address Dockless Vehicles

February 4, 2019 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Cycling and Walking

This blog will summarize some of the main points of agreements between new reports issued that provide guidance on regulating small, dockless shared vehicles like e-bikes and e-scooters.

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New Legislation Targets E-Bikes

New Legislation Targets E-Bikes

April 16, 2018 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Cycling and Walking , New Legislation and Regulations

As Seattle prepares to make its dockless bike share program permanent, new legislation recently signed by Gov. Jay Inslee set statewide standards and regulations for riding using electric assist bikes (e-bikes).

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Top Picks: Ending Homelessness, ‘Aging in Place’ Impacts, Enhancing Walkability

Top Picks: Ending Homelessness, ‘Aging in Place’ Impacts, Enhancing Walkability

December 4, 2017 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Cycling and Walking , Homelessness

From strategies to end homelessness to seniors ‘aging in place,’ Policy Consultant Byron Katsuyama reports on emerging issues for local governments.
 

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Seattle Experiments With Dockless Bike Share

Seattle Experiments With Dockless Bike Share

November 20, 2017 by Flannary Collins
Category: Cycling and Walking

Seattle rolled out a dockless bike pilot program this past July and the colorful, 2-wheeled results can be seen all over the city. What's next for this program and what do neighboring jurisdictions think about it?

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Rules of the Road: Incorporating Bicycles into Your Municipal Code

Rules of the Road: Incorporating Bicycles into Your Municipal Code

August 24, 2017 by Nick Quijas
Category: Cycling and Walking

Bicycles are increasingly being recognized as a legitimate and important form of transportation in Washington State. As such, municipalities need to consider how bicycles should be addressed in their municipal code. This blog post explores some potential “gaps” that cities and towns may have in their code provisions addressing bicycle use. 

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Building for Bicycles: Safe Roads & Recreational Use Immunity

Building for Bicycles: Safe Roads & Recreational Use Immunity

July 19, 2017 by Nick Quijas
Category: Cycling and Walking

Here in Washington, bicycles are being increasingly recognized and appreciated as a legitimate and important transportation option. In this blog post, MRSC Legal Intern Nick Quijas explores some of the ways in which local governments will be affected by increasing growth in bike transportation. 

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Bike Trails for Transportation or Recreation - When Does Recreational Use Immunity Apply?

April 1, 2014 by Andy Lane
Category: Cycling and Walking , Planning Advisor

I've been riding bicycles for fun and transportation for as long as I can remember. The bike trail I take to work on a Wednesday is sometimes the same one I enjoy on a sunny weekend ride with friends. It makes no difference to me if the bike trail is considered part of the transportation system or parks and recreation system. However, a recent Washington State Supreme Court decision makes it...

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