Friday, April 12, 2024

Washington State Bicycle Laws and Safety

As a bicycle is a legal vehicle, just like a car, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.  State bicycle laws are listed here on this WSDOT resource page. 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

State-wide Bicycle Education - What to Know

Washington State's new bicycle program is being rolled out now.  A pilot program began with the 2023/24 school year.  Designed to reach 95% of the state's school children, it will arrive on Mercer Island in a year or two.  

The Statewide School-Based Bicycle Safety Education Program, created as part of Move Ahead Washington legislation, includes two programs: One for elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8) to be implemented in school physical education classes, and another for middle and high school youth (grades 6-12) to be implemented out of school or after school. The purpose is “to develop students’ skills and street safety knowledge to be more confident bicyclists for transportation and recreation.”

2024 Ramrod Ride in Doubt

Rep Kim Schrier has asked the US Forest Service to reconsider it's decision to cancel the 39 year old ride.