According to Oregon law, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. So why do some fast-food joints refuse to serve cyclists at drive-thru windows?
I just received this story from a reader was recently left hungry and foodless because he was on a bike:
“I was heading home from a concert and got hungry so I rolled up to the 24 hour drive thru Jack-in-the-Box at Sandy and around 45th. The person manning the drive-thru took my order, and then after I had ordered realized I was on a bike. At that point he refused to give me my food because I was not in a vehicle.
I told him that according to Oregon law my bike was a vehicle…but I was unable to convince him. Anyway I don’t know how common this is, but I think it might be very common, and we just don’t notice because most cyclists don’t eat fast food.”
I heard someone in Portland was trying to pass a new ordinance that requires all drive-thrus to serve bicyclists. Anyone know the status of that?