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