Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 8th, 2005 at 11:13 am
This just in from local biker Elly Blue:
“The Super Legal Bicycle Ride will be a rolling demonstration of cyclists riding safely, courteously, and in compliance with all Oregon laws. We aim to show that current state laws hinder traffic flow when they require cyclists and motorists to behave identically. We will educate the public about the benefits of acknowledging differences in size, speed, and safety between cars and bicycles.”
“Because recent news media coverage has indicated a common public misperception that local cyclists tend to ride recklessly. The purpose of this action is twofold: First, to point out that many if not most cyclists exercise caution and understand and obey traffic laws. Second, we would like to demonstrate the benefits to traffic of changing stop sign legislation and enforcement to take into account the differences between cars and bicycles.”
“Thursday, December 8th at 5:15pm”
“Colonel Summers Park at SE 20th and Belmont, by the tennis courts. We will follow a route that includes the intersection of SE Clinton and 26th where a recent Portland Police traffic enforcement action handed out tickets to motorists and cyclists for rolling through stop signs.”
“Local cyclists from a wide variety of backgrounds who are invested in improving Portland’s bike-ability through public education and advocacy.”
Contact: Please contact Elly Blue by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before this event, or by cell phone at 503 810 9443 before or during this event.