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Enforce rules on cyclists

Recently a motorist was cited for failure to yield while turning into a parking lot when he hit a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk. Why wasn’t the cyclist cited? Does the cyclist not belong on the street?

I’m tired of the ambiguous rules when it comes to cyclists. No helmets, riding against traffic, on the sidewalk, on the streets, running traffic lights. How about some consistency here? Are they to be considered pedestrians or are they to be treated like all other traffic? Drivers need to know.

Tom Starr

Spokane


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.