The bill, which seeks a mandatory fee of $54 to register all bicycles in Oregon that are operated on public roadways (except those owned by people under 18 years of age), has created quite a storm of opposition since Oregonians first heard about it on March 6th.[Read more…]
It has been interesting to follow the widespread discussion spurred by the proposal in the Oregon legislature that would establish a $54, mandatory bike registration fee in Oregon. Even though the bill is highly unlikely to pass, it has drawn the attention of advocates, the media, and citizens like few other issues I have covered.
Yesterday, a reader sent me over an email newsletter sent out by one of the sponsors of the bill — Representative Sal Esquivel, a Republican from Medford. In that email, Esquivel admits that the bill, “may never see the light of day”, but he also defends the idea on similar grounds as his fellow co-sponsor on the bill, Rep. Wayne Krieger (learn more about what he thinks of the bill in my interview with him last week).[Read more…]
“The costs of providing facilities to accommodate and encourage bicycling are minimal in comparison to the value derived by reducing the impacts of our present reliance on motor vehicles for transportation.” — from the BTA’s statement
“This is an opportunity for the bicyclists to start contributing to our roads… everybody needs to contribute to what’s there… if there were not bicycles we wouldn’t need bicycle lanes.” — Rep. Wayne Krieger
Representative Wayne Krieger (R-Gold Beach) wants everyone who owns a bicycle in the state of Oregon to pay a mandatory, $54 registration fee (and then renew it for another $54 every two years).
Four members of Oregon’s House of Representatives have put forward a new bill that would require all bicycles in Oregon to be registered.
House Bill 3008 would establish a “bicycle registration and licensing system.” The bill would also create new offenses for altering bicycle serial numbers or licenses and for failure to register your bicycle.
In addition, the bill states that, “bicycle ownership information” would be made available to law enforcement agencies and that registration, renewal and other fees would go into a Bicycle Transportation Improvement Fund that would then be used to fund “bicycle related transportation improvement projects”.[Read more…]
"For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Communications, 503-881-5362 SALEM – The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday., July 28 Read More »
Description Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride. https://portlandbicyclingclub.com/protocols/ Traditional Kelley Point loop starting at Wilshire Park though Northeast and North Portland. If possible, please use the electronic Read More »
Come celebrate National Cheesecake Day/Golden Girls Day with a bike ride! Hammering out some details, including start time, so check back. As of this writing, this much has been solidified: Read More »
Anyone have suggestions for brand and models that would be similar to Biketown PDX, either normal or e-assist? I never enjoyed cycling as an adult until I discovered bike share bikes: Divvy (Chicago), Donkey… Read Post »
We’re looking for witnesses and/or film footage from someone’s dash cam or home security camera… Here are the details: Today 7/26/21 between 7:35-7:40am Posting on behalf of a friend. He was riding his bike… Read Post »
Heading toward a record breaking number of traffic deaths in year without traffic cops. KATU – 23 Jul 21 Portland traffic safety improvements still months away as police role diminishes It will be several… Read Post »
image906×900 333 KB Keep an eye out! twitter.com BikeIndex Portland (stolenbikereg) STOLEN - Black Cannondale Topstone N Size M in Northwest Portland https://t.co/RhgT3rc1Xt 7:45 AM - 23 Jul 2021 1 1 post - 1… Read Post »
More vandalism of bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Portland. Portland Bureau of Transportation @PBOTinfo · 14h Alert: Steel Bridge lower deck for bike & walking access CLOSED thru Tuesday 7/27 for repairs after vandalism… Read Post »
Let me preface this by saying that I’m a fairly serious recreational cyclist, bike commuter and mountain biker. I clock 4000-5000 miles in an average year. I also drive a car. Not often-- maybe… Read Post »