The Washington State Senate passed the Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill (HB 1045) 45-2, just in the nick of time last night! Spokane’s Sen. Andy Billig (D-3) led the effort for a special order of business to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
It will save cities and towns money and cut red tape when they choose to set speed limits at 20 miles an hour on residential and business non-arterial streets; an estimated savings of $1,000-$5,000 for each traffic study requirement eliminated.
And it increases government efficiency. Here’s how, from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.