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City engaged in battle against speeding epidemic

Posted on June 12th, 2015 at 11:59 am.

More cameras, lower speed limits. At least that’s the hope.

Oregon House Rep gives up on mandatory reflective clothing bill

Posted on March 26th, 2015 at 12:16 pm.

On second thought… Maybe bike clothing mandates aren’t such a good idea.

Oregon lawmaker wants to punish people who bike without reflective clothing – UPDATED

Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 12:11 pm.

Wear reflective clothing or be punished, says Oregon lawmaker.

Salem Watch: School transportation bill could impact biking/walking

Posted on April 6th, 2011 at 2:57 pm.

A bill introduced in Salem this morning, HB 3622 (PDF), is being watched by biking and walking advocates for its possible impact on school transportation funding. Authored by Rep. Betty Komp of Woodburn, the bill seeks to revise the method of calculating transportation block grants from the State School Fund distributions by allowing “district school Read More »

$25 million for bike boulevards: Highlights from Portland’s federal lobbying agenda

Posted on January 25th, 2011 at 1:49 pm.

One of their priorities is a $1.3 million request to make SE Foster Road safer for all modes.(Photos © J. Maus) Today, Portland Mayor Sam Adams published the City’s list of federal legislative priorities. Among them are several transportation projects that include bike-related infrastructure. [As an aside, we are pleased to note that Nils Tillstrom, Read More »

PBOT-backed legislation would change speed limit authority

Posted on January 19th, 2011 at 11:48 am.

Portland hopes new law will lead to 20 mph limit on streets like these.(Photo © J. Maus) As we reported back in October, the City of Portland is working the legislature to gain more control over speed limits. Mayor Sam Adams is aware of the impact high speed motor vehicles have on our neighborhoods and Read More »

Another look at HB 2602, which would prohibit biking with headphones on

Posted on January 18th, 2011 at 12:41 pm.

Should it be illegal?(Photo © J. Maus) Lost in last week’s kerfluffle about a potential ban on biking with kids, was another bill proposed in the current Oregon legislative session that deserves our attention. House Bill 2602 (text), sponsored by Representative Michael Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), would create a new traffic violation for “unsafe operation of Read More »

Rep. Jules Bailey works to amend Greenlick bill – Updated

Posted on January 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

State Representative Jules Bailey has just told us that he has been in touch with Rep. Mitch Greenlick about HB 2228, the controversial bill that would create a new Oregon law making it illegal to transport a child six years or younger on a bicycle or in a bike trailer. Bailey says that the two Read More »

Official statement on HB 2228 from Rep. Greenlick

Posted on January 13th, 2011 at 12:56 pm.

Below is the official statement on HB 2228 that Rep. Mitch Greenlick is sending out to people who’ve contacted him about the bill. The statement was preceeded by a form email from Greenlick’s Legislative Assistant Justin Freeman: Thank you for writing to express your concerns about HB 2228. Our goal in introducing this legislation was Read More »

Greenlick child biking bill reaction roundup

Posted on January 13th, 2011 at 10:01 am.

Oregon House Rep. Ben Cannon has weighed in, urging people to keep reactions civil.(Photo © J. Maus) Oregon House Representative Mitch Greenlick’s idea to start a discussion about child bike safety by proposing a new law (HB 2228) that would make transporting kids six and younger by bike illegal has resulted in a massive response. Read More »