House bill would make bike paths (and more) eligible for highway trust fund

Rep. Jules Bailey.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A bill in the legislature seeks to amend the Oregon Constitution in order to use gas taxes and motor vehicle fees to pay for biking, walking, transit and other types of projects. Gas tax and vehicle fee revenues — a.k.a. the highway trust fund — accounts for over one-third … Read more

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UPDATED State rep wants traffic fines based on vehicle weight

State Rep. Jules Bailey Newly elected Oregon State Representative from Southeast Portland, Jules Bailey, has introduced a bill into the legislature that would create a new vehicle weight class for non-motorized vehicles weighing under 50 pounds — such as bicycles (we think that weight might be too low with some of today’s new cargo bikes, … Read more