Editor’s note: Welcome to the first of a new occasional Friday tradition: a BikePortlander Post of the week. BP Posts is our new section where subscribers can write and publish their own posts (that everyone can comment on). We’ll be highlighting these on the Front Page every once in a while in lieu of comments of the week.
via BikePortlander “Carsharing Dave”
I recently returned from a trip where I’d rented a car. As I passed thru PDX I asked myself: what would I tell someone from out of town who was driving in Portland to pay special attention to?
The list needs to be short enough that people can remember it.
• Pedestrians have the right of way, no matter what – at an intersection, crosswalk or jaywalking! You must be ready to stop if they step off the curb. And be ready if the car in front of you stops for a ped crossing.
• Give bicyclists 3 feet of clearance when passing or fall in behind them until you can.
• Pay particular attention for a cyclist when making right turns.