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Old 10-31-2007, 08:39 AM
rness024 rness024 is offline
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Default Sellwood Bridge

My commute often takes me over the sellwood bridge. During rush hour (like between about 4:15 and 6pm, when traveling east (toward sellwood) I ride with traffic (the side of the road opposite the sidewalk).

I ride there for a couple reasons...
-I can usually keep up with traffic, because the auto traffic on the bridge is usually pretty slow.
-The sidewalk is usually filled with non bike (and bike) traffic in both directions.

I often get yelled at by motorists saying: "get on the sidewalk", or "get off the f'ing road" or (yesterday) "are you trying to get killed?".

I just want to make sure I'm in the right... There are big signs for the cars entering the bridge that say something to the effect of "bikes on bridge roadway"

I think technically speaking it's more legal riding on the road with traffic, than riding on the sidewalk where bikes are usually not allowed (or must be walked?) unless otherwise specified (like on the hawthorne bridge).

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