Saturday, December 29, 2007

Legislative attempts to require licensing of bicycles

I've emailed Paula Reeves, who was mentioned in the recent PI article on licensing bicycles, to ask which legislators have approached WSDOT to inquire about licensing.

No response yet.

But in the meantime, some casual Googling has turned up this nugget: House Bill 1975, which was introduced in the 2003-4 session, and apparently stalled. It would have required bicycles to be licensed in pretty much the same way as motor vehicles, and it would have limited the funding of state-sponsored bicycle improvement projects to the amount collected in licensing fees, less administrative costs.

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