Jaywalking remains illegal in Washington, but a legislator is pushing to repeal it

A new bill aims to repeal Washington’s jaywalking law so that people can move more freely around their city streets and instead use common sense.

SEATTLE — An effort is underway in the legislature to repeal the law against jaywalking in the state of Washington.

California, Nevada and Virginia recently did the same, and a Senate Bill 5383 was introduced to Washington lawmakers on Monday.

“Jaywalking laws started about 100 years ago and since then have been used to enforce the ways that people move around in their cities and towns,” said Alex Hudson, executive director of Transportation Choices Coalition.

Hudson leads

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