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Posted on January 6th, 2015 at 12:10 pm.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Hit and runs are far too common in Oregon. Unfortunately, so is the feeling of helplessness about what to do about them. In the spirit that knowledge equals power, I’ve put together a primer on the laws surrounding hit and runs and what do to if you are ever involved in Read More »
Posted on January 5th, 2015 at 12:56 pm.
Two bike riders in separate cases have filed lawsuits after crashing on allegedly dangerous routes.
Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 2:54 pm.
Please stop being nice. It only makes the roads more dangerous.
Posted on January 6th, 2014 at 3:53 pm.
Bike lawyer Ray Thomas breaks down Oregon’s “safe passing law” in this final installment of our three-part series.
Posted on August 22nd, 2012 at 9:56 am.
“Public hearing” or not; not all bike lanes are “safe and reasonable” to ride on.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Earlier this month, police officers in the City of Roseburg tried to strengthen their authority to ticket people who do not ride in bike lanes. They thought they could sneak an agenda item through City Council and Read More »
Posted on August 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm.
Who says its “safe and reasonable” for bicycle use?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) On August 13th, the City Council of Roseburg (about 170 miles south of Portland) will attempt to take a rare step toward strengthening the Oregon law mandating use of a bike lane (a.k.a. the mandatory sidepath law). That law, ORS 814.420, mandates that Read More »
Posted on October 24th, 2011 at 12:01 pm.
Mandatory helmet laws say the little guy should wear one.(Photos © J. Maus) After reading about the helmet survey launched by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance last week, I wanted to share a cautionary tale about helmet laws. I live in Vancouver, Washington where we’ve been living with a mandatory, all-ages helmet law since 2008. If Read More »
Posted on June 10th, 2011 at 8:57 am.
Famed filmmaker Casey Neistat’s latest video creatively tackles the issue of riding in bike lanes in NYC (and getting ticketed for it). It’s so well done that the video has exploded on the web. Watch it below…
Posted on May 18th, 2011 at 2:06 pm.
Where the bike lane ends. Remember the disappearing bike lane case? I’m happy to report that it reached a positive conclusion — at least in the civil case of Carmen Piekarski. First, let’s go back to December 2009… Piekarski was riding her bike eastbound on SE Hawthorne approaching SE 10th Ave. While in the intersection, Read More »
Posted on August 26th, 2010 at 8:57 am.
E-bikes are popping up all over Portland these days.(Illustration: Mark Young/Portland Storyboard) Whether you like them or not, electric bikes have arrived and it looks like they’re here to stay. E-bikes can now be found in almost every local bike shop, major manufacturers are adding e-assist to a growing number of urban and cargo bikes, Read More »