Video of bike lane citation in Ashland highlights controversial Oregon law

Still from police video of traffic stop. Just after 6:00 pm on August 15th, 35-year-old Medford resident Dallas Smith was riding in the bike lane on Main Street in Ashland when he was pulled over by Ashland police officer Steve MacLennan. The offense? Officer MacLennan claimed that Smith was riding his bicycle outside of the … Read more


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Bike-based contractor denied service at metal recycler for not being in a motor vehicle

Chris Sanderson of Builder By Bike.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Chris Sanderson is a Portland-based licensed general contractor. Like many people in his line of work, he does a far amount of demolition and hauling for his clients. But unlike other contractors, Sanderson’s company vehicle is a bicycle, not a truck. Sanderson owns Builder By Bike … Read more


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City will step up truck parking enforcement on SE 4th Ave – Updated

Trucks in bike lanes leads topeople in streets.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says they’ll step up enforcement of illegal parking on SE 4th Avenue just south of Caruthers. On Monday, we pointed out that large trucks servicing industrial businesses along the street are parking in the bike lanes that connect the … Read more


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How to ride near a funeral procession (without breaking the law)

“We frequently encounter these processions on training rides in Portland’s West Hills. Suggestions range from doing nothing (besides merely following the law), to stopping in respect while the procession goes by.”— Ray Thomas, lawyer For whatever reason, some of the most popular roads for bicycling on here in the Portland region also tend to be … Read more