State lawmakers hear powerful opposition amid lots of support at ‘Safe Routes for All’ bill hearing

Senate Bill 395, also known as the Safe Routes for All bill, got its first hearing at the Oregon Legislature this morning where members of the Joint Transportation Committee heard much more support for the bill than opposition to it. But what the opposition lacked in the collective power of their voices, they made up … Read more

Street Trust will seek amendment to Oregon ‘Bike Bill’ on law’s 50th anniversary

When Oregon’s landmark “Bike Bill” passed in 1971, America was in the throes of a major bike boom. 50 years later a group of Portland bike advocates think our current cycling resurgence is the right time to update it The nonprofit Street Trust has announced plans to seek an amendment to ORS 366.514. This law … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

ODOT committee recommends new TriMet bridge be named after father of Bicycle Bill

Father of the Bicycle Bill, Don Stathos, would be fitting tribute for new TriMet bridge.(Graphic: TriMet). Don Stathos is the father of Oregon’s Bicycle Bill, which he introduced and pushed through the state legislature in 1971. The bill (which became ORS 366.514) mandated that state highway projects spend a minimum of one percent on “footpaths … Read more