Category: Bicycle Law


A picture of a biker crossing a bridge in Portland with a cloudy sky in the background.

Announcing a New E-Bike Legal Guide by TCNF Bike Lawyers

TCNF’s team of bicycle trial lawyers is pleased to announce the completion of Oregon E-Bike Rights: A Legal Guide for Electric Bike Riders.  Written by…

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A bike parked by the side of the street. We're glad Portland's BIKETOWN program encourages greater bike use, but some of BIKETOWN's advice incorrectly describes Oregon bike law.

We're fans of BIKETOWN, but its Rules of the Road need work

BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike sharing system, is a great resource for getting more people on bikes. The system’s efforts to encourage more riding include educating users…

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Construction equipment moving beside a damaged concrete sidewalk. Closures of sidewalks and bike lanes for construction are dangerous and often avoidable, and the state of Oregon could be doing more to protect non-motorized road users.

Protecting Sidewalks and Bike Lanes from Disruption by Construction

The other day I was driving along Tualatin Valley highway during afternoon rush hour. Both lanes in each direction were filled with cars. As I…

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Hidden Costs in "Low Cost" Crossbikes?

Portland’s inner eastside contains an extensive network of neighborhood greenways: low traffic side streets that encourage bike traffic by including sharrow pavement markings, bike-specific wayfinding signs,…

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TCNF's logo with the scales of justice

Announcing the TCNF.LEGAL Racing Team

TCNF is happy to announce our sponsorship of a local cycling team: TCNF.LEGAL Racing Team. The Portland-based team is composed of elite amateur junior and…

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A bike at night silhouetted against headlights, which emphasizes how tricky visibility can be in Oregon and how bicyclists can protect themselves through the use of bike lights and bright or reflective clothing.

Bike Lights: Riding with What’s Required Has Benefits

I was biking home at dusk in northeast Portland, and I turned onto a particularly narrow street. I could see a car approaching, though at…

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