2019 legislative session
Oregon legislature finds ‘missing middle’, passes ban on single-family zoning
it’s simple: More density = more bicycling.
Oregon passes version of “Idaho Stop” law that allows bike riders to treat stop signs as yields
16 years after it was first proposed, we finally did it.
Big weekend push helps Oregon’s ‘Idaho Stop’ bill pass final committee
Just one step remains. A vote on the House floor that will likely go our way.
Oregon’s Idaho Stop bill needs your help – this weekend! – to get over the finish line
Your emails this weekend could make all the difference.
Stops-as-yields bill up for possible vote in House committee
Senate Bill 998 — Oregon’s version of the “Idaho Stop” law that would allow bicycle riders to treat stop signs and flashing red signals like yields — has finally made it to the House. Since our report on this bill last week, the bill passed the full Oregon Senate yesterday by a vote of 21 … Read more
Bill that could make rural roads safer on its way to Governor’s desk
A bill that has received unanimous support from the Oregon House and Senate will give counties throughout Oregon a new tool to improve safety on rural roads. House Bill 3213 creates a pilot program that will allow five counties to designate a dangerous stretch of road as a “safety corridor”. The legislation is meant to … Read more
Oregon’s version of ‘Idaho stop’ rolls closer to passage
Hopefully the bill can keep moving through the process without coming to a complete stop.
‘Missing middle’ housing bill needs a push in Salem
One of the most important bills we’ve been tracking this legislative session is hanging in the balance. House Bill 2001 would allow “missing middle” housing (a.k.a. multi-family dwellings) in places currently zoned for only single-family housing. It would have a vast impact on cycling because it would enable more people to live in closer proximity … Read more
Bike lane bill passes Oregon House 48-12, now heads to Senate
House Bill 2682 passed the Oregon House of Representatives by a vote of 48 to 12 last week. The bill seeks to amend Oregon’s statutory definition of bike lane to clarify that, “A bicycle lane exists in an intersection if the bicycle lane is marked on opposite sides of the intersection in the same direction … Read more