I don’t think this could have come at a better time. Misinterpretations of bike laws are the basis of many false arguments. Now that ODOT has finally published a summary of all the bike laws pertaining to bikes in the Oregon Revised Statutes this shouldn’t be as much of a problem.
You can download the PDF here.
It would be much more useful to also have it posted as a web page, so if they don’t have plans to do that soon I might reformat it and do it myself.
Thanks goes to local cyclist Brian Scrivner for squeeking his wheel about this and to Sheila Lyons at ODOT for making it happen. This is, according to Michael Ronkin (ODOT’s Bike guy), “a good example of advocates and public agency staff working together.” Way to go!