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Lawsuit filed against United Rentals in 2010 right-hook incident

Jen Michaelree’s bike where it came to rest after the collision.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Lawyers for a woman injured in a right hook collision in September 2010 at the notorious NE Couch/Grand intersection have filed a lawsuit against United Rentals Northwest alleging that one of their drivers was not properly trained. The suit has been … Read more

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PBOT action leads to solution in Greeley Ave bike lane parking situation

Problem solved thanks to action by PBOT.(Photo: Brett McLane) Last week I shared the story of an armored truck that had repeatedly violated Oregon law by parking in the bike lane on the southbound (downhill) side of N Greeley Ave outside the Adidas USA headquarters. Upon receiving an official complaint from North Portland resident Brett … Read more

Judge: Woman hit in unpainted bike lane is not protected by law

A Portland judge has ruled that when bike lane striping vanishes, like in the intersection of SE 10th and Hawthorne, so does a rider’s legal protection. When Portlander Rob Daray witnessed a right-hook collision on his commute home last summer he thought it was obvious who was at fault. So did the police officer who … Read more