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Washington gets “Share the Road” plates

Posted by on October 31st, 2005 at 2:13 pm

wa_sharetheroadplateOur neighbors to the north will soon be able to purchase a “Share the Road” license plate. The plate will be available January 3, 2006 and is part of a bill pushed through the legislature by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

$28 from the initial and annual plate renewal fees will go directly to bike safety programs.

That sounds like a nice chunk of change. I wonder if this is something the BTA would get behind?

(Hat tip to Biking’ Bis)

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  • Graham October 31, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    BikeWalkVirginia has been trying to get Virginia’s Share the Road plates for more than a year now. Apparently, VA requires 350 preorders before making a new plate for a sponsoring agent. Our plates are only $10 so I am amazed that it has taken so long.

    What is Oregon’s plate making process? Maybe BikePortland.org should sponsor the plate?!

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  • Kevin November 1, 2005 at 7:23 am

    That plate is fantastic. I would definitely put one on the car that I try not too drive.

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  • david November 2, 2005 at 7:23 pm

    I’d throw down the extra money for one!

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  • Jeff S. November 4, 2005 at 5:17 pm

    In looking for the “special plate” protocol on the DMV website, i discovered a fairly fascinating ODOT History Center website:


    there’s a historical license plate display with cool old platwes (bring back “Pacific Wonderland”!), photos of ferries, cover bridges, tunnels, etc. , and former ODOT slogans.

    My 2 faves:
    1913 – “Get Oregon Out of the Mud”
    1961 – “Freeways are Easier”

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