2019 legislative session
Bill that clarifies existence of bike lanes through intersections passes committee
Despite confusion from some lawmakers that led to an unexpectedly lengthy discussion prior to the vote, House Bill 2682 passed the Joint Committee on Transportation yesterday by a tally of 7-3. I’ve described this bill as a no-brainer; but because it involves bicycling, you just never know what some Oregon legislators will get hung up … Read more
Senate committee passes ‘Idaho Stop’ bill allowing bicycle riders to yield at stop signs
10 years after it was last debated in the Oregon Legislature, a concept known as “Idaho Stop” has once again found its way into a bill. And it passed its first committee vote yesterday, just hours before a key legislative deadline. Senate Bill 998 wasn’t on anyone’s radar before last week. Up until then it … Read more
At hearing on speed limit bills, lawmaker bristles at mention of ‘traffic violence’
‘Traffic violence’ comes of age.
Scooter company reps scolded by Oregon legislators over helmet law proposal
What was expected to be just another ho-hum hearing on one of thousands of bills working their way through Oregon’s 2019 legislative session, turned out to be anything but.
Here are the bills we’re tracking this legislative session
From scooter helmets to jurisdictional transfers.
Families for Safe Streets lobbying for TriMet crash oversight, driver education bills
Part of our ongoing coverage of the 2019 legislative session.
In push to save lives, Oregon Senator wants to lower DUI limit to .05
Following in footsteps of Utah.