Oregon has a statutory law against dangerous street drains. This law is reflective of Oregon’s progressive safety laws. However, it is somewhat limited in scope and takes some sorting through to know where drains are required to be safe and where they are not. The law applies to all street drains, storm drains, and “other similar openings” in a roadbed over which traffic must pass in any portion of a public way, highway, road, street, footpath or bicycle trail that is availa
An electric assisted bicycle (also called an e-assist bike or an electric bike) has the same legal status as an unassisted bicycle in Oregon. However, that status comes with certain requirements. The electric assisted bicycle has to be equipped with a seat or saddle, not have more than three wheels, and be able to be pedaled. Furthermore, an electric assisted bicycle has to be equipped with an electric motor that is limited to 1000 watts and is incapable of propelling the e
Yes, a bicycle can legally carry a passenger in Oregon so long as the bicycle was designed to carry the number of passengers aboard. ORS 814.460. What this means is that riding on the handlebars or pegs of a bicycle is not lawful, but riding in the passenger seat or cargo area of a bicycle is. Charley Gee is a Portland Personal Injury Attorney.