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Monday, February 11, 2008

Oly Update: Take Heart Carless in Seattle

posted by on February 11 at 16:03 PM

Over at Carless in Seattle, they’re concerned that Rep. Dave Upthegrove’s (D-33, Sea-Tac) bill to set goals around reducing car use—or “vehicle miles travelled”—isn’t in play as we head into cut off (tomorrow at 5) for bills to make it to the Rules Committee.

Fortunately, Rep. Upthegrove was slick enough to put his vmt reduction language into another billa governor’s request bill on global warming that is sailing through the legislature this year.

Indeed, take heart Carless (a cool blog): A new section, section 7 in the governor’s bill, says explicitly: “Decrease the annual per capita vehicle miles traveled by fifty percent by 2050”

And Sen. Ed Murray (D-43, Capitol Hill) reports that his bill to lower VMT passed out of committee late this afternoon.

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Seems like a plan to me.

But it would help if we had enough bus service in Seattle - we're barely keeping pace with what we had in 1990 ... per capita.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 11, 2008 5:02 PM

Thank you, Josh! That's great news.

May I say, Dave Upthegrove simply kicks ass.

Posted by Mike O'Neil | February 11, 2008 5:13 PM

And I can't believe I misspelled my own stupid name.

Posted by Mike O'Neill | February 11, 2008 5:37 PM

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