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Jun 4th 2018, 06:08 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
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Judy Clibborn retiring... NOW'S OUR CHANCE!

Judy Clibborn, House Transportation Chair, will not seek reelection this year.

Mercer Island Rep. Judy Clibborn announces retirement from legislature | Mercer Island Reporter


She has been the one to consistently shoot down any lane-splitting, lane-sharing, etc. bills that have popped up over the years.

Do we finally have a chance of getting something passed soon with her departure?
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Jun 4th 2018, 09:47 AM   #2
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Massive wheelie fest past her retirement party?
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Jun 4th 2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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she's from Mercer Island? well that explains everything...




Mercer Island (MercerDale to be specific) from 1963-1969 (class of '66)...

Edited by chadams66 on Jun 4th 2018 at 02:36 PM
Jun 4th 2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
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Probably hard to relate to the "troubles" of the "normal people", when you live on Mercer Island and commute to Olympia a few times per year.

I wish we would elect people who actually have lived in the real world and have actual experience dealing with traffic, humans, and government...
Jun 4th 2018, 02:27 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
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Probably hard to relate to the "troubles" of the "normal people", when you live on Mercer Island and commute to Olympia a few times per year.

I wish we would elect people who actually have lived in the real world and have actual experience dealing with traffic, humans, and government...
She was elected by her district. The part that screwed us is the Transportation Committee Chair is appointed. We the people have no say in who is appointed.
Jun 4th 2018, 03:27 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Bothell, WA

She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
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Jun 4th 2018, 03:30 PM   #7
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I spent the weekend in CA helping a sibling buy a first bike, and it was so nice to split lanes and filter up at red lights. I sure hope we can get that legalized here soon.


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Jun 4th 2018, 03:43 PM   #8
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She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
Highly doubt that, Did she serve in the military?
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Jun 4th 2018, 05:14 PM   #9
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She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
she knows more about nursing than most of us...motorcycles on the other hand??I'm betting on us...
Jun 4th 2018, 05:42 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
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She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
So she's more likely to be over protective of us, as she was immersed in a career where she only saw us on our worst day? (if she was that kind of nurse) I don't really need another person thinking I shouldn't be riding a motorcycle.
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Jun 4th 2018, 06:18 PM   #11
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She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
Yeah well I was a military dude for two and a half decades. I can tell you a lot about long hours doing stupid/dangerous shit for idiots and assholes, bad food, prison mattresses, and half a million gallons of burnt coffee.

But I can't tell you the truth about shit I don't know.

If you want, I can have an opinion about anything though.

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Jun 4th 2018, 07:46 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
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She was a nurse who worked her butt off for decades, I think she probably knows more about the "real world" than most of us on this forum!
She's held an elected office for the past 28 years. Her nursing experience is completely irrelevant to her "real world" life at this point. She is, well was, just another career politician.

Anyway my whole point is let's get people moving on the freeways. For everybody who has ever ridden, or even driven a car in California you realize how great an efficiency improvement lane splitting is frankly for nearly everybody.

I'll jump straight to my straw-men and say, only two types of people oppose lane splitting. Jealous pissants who either lack the financial wherewithal, or physical sturdiness to operate a motorcycle, and old ladies (and some old chaps) who revel in the rare opportunity to not only tell those young people how they should live their lives, but to actually act upon them with the full force of the WaStaPo.
Jun 4th 2018, 09:25 PM   #13
 
  Jan 2016
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Folks, all of this complaining/whining about Ms. Clibborn is not productive. Now is the time to do the work that Texasl consistently tells us is actually helpful -- call our representatives (or, better yet, see them in person) and tell them why we believe lane sharing is safe and efficient. Let's get busy and use this opportunity to make it happen.

I rode down to CA last week and motored through a three-mile-long backup on the San Mateo bridge. Numerous drivers saw me approaching and moved to the side to make more room between the lanes. Courtesy and common sense on the road makes things safer and less stressful for everybody. The same principles are helpful in advocating for legislation and public policy.
Jun 4th 2018, 10:25 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

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Folks, all of this complaining/whining about Ms. Clibborn is not productive. Now is the time to do the work that Texasl consistently tells us is actually helpful -- call our representatives (or, better yet, see them in person) and tell them why we believe lane sharing is safe and efficient. Let's get busy and use this opportunity to make it happen.
Exactly! This is the time to get things moving along....... Do our ground work now for next year.
Jun 5th 2018, 04:15 AM   #15
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Folks, all of this complaining/whining about Ms. Clibborn is not productive. Now is the time to do the work that Texasl consistently tells us is actually helpful -- call our representatives (or, better yet, see them in person) and tell them why we believe lane sharing is safe and efficient. Let's get busy and use this opportunity to make it happen.

I rode down to CA last week and motored through a three-mile-long backup on the San Mateo bridge. Numerous drivers saw me approaching and moved to the side to make more room between the lanes. Courtesy and common sense on the road makes things safer and less stressful for everybody. The same principles are helpful in advocating for legislation and public policy.
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Exactly! This is the time to get things moving along....... Do our ground work now for next year.
Every seat in the house and half of the seats in the senate are up for election this year, and the candidates are already hitting the fairs, festivals, and doorbell circuits. Now is the time to get to meet these folks, rationally and politely make your point (use facts, not emotion), and become the trusted subject matter expert to them for all things motorcycling. We have to win the hearts and minds of two chambers, along with the leadership, and convince the Governor to not send his minions after our legislation and to not veto it if we get a good bill moved to his desk.
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