Category: Bicycle Law


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Do Cyclists Lose Their Right To The Road When Off The Bicycle?

Bicycle riders are granted an important right to travel upon Oregon’s roads from the “Bicyclist Bill of Rights” contained in ORS 814.430. This law provides…

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Woman on bike stopped and texting in the middle of the road

Vulnerable Roadway User, A Useful Legal Concept for Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries

The 2007 Oregon Legislature passed HB 3314, creating an enhanced penalty for careless driving if it contributes to serious physical injury or death to a…

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Getting Around - Portland's Cully Bike Clinic

Last Wednesday, September 28, trial attorney Cynthia Newton presented her program Getting Around: Know Your Rights at Hacienda Community Development Corporation (HCDC), a Latino-focused organization…

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Getting Doored: Whose Fault Is It?

We get told all the time about collisions where a bike rider is being blamed for a right hook collision and the driver’s insurance adjuster…

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"Crossbike" Crossings Add Further Confusion to Intersections

On August 2, 2016  BikePortland featured a column titled “Say Hello To 'crossbikes' –Portland’s latest bikeway innovation."  The feature included photos and PBOT’s description of…

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Dangerous Passing: Reflections on a Close Call and Bicycle Safety

Richard and I have ridden up to this corner together countless times on the Lawyer Noontime Ride. It was a fresh mid February day and…

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