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Old 04-22-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Car Uses Bicycle Lane/Bus Stop as Right Turn Lane

When I participated on the BTA legislative committee a few years ago, they pushed for allowing cars to use the bicycle lane as a right turn lane. I was not comfortable with that idea. Since then I like it even less. After what happened in this video, I really don't like it.

This is helmet cam video from about 8:45 AM, 4/21/2011, SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway eastbound at SW 30th. The driver of a car with Oregon plates 668 ESM decided to use the bicycle lane/bus stop as a right turn lane. Here are some stills from the video:


upload_668_esm_closeup_of_plate2 by pdxcommuter, on Flickr


upload_car_uses_bike_lane_for_right_turn_lane_bh_d osch0433 by pdxcommuter, on Flickr


upload_car_uses_bike_lane_for_right_turn_lane_bh_d osch0454 by pdxcommuter, on Flickr


upload_car_uses_bike_lane_for_right_turn_lane_bh_d osch0661 by pdxcommuter, on Flickr
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