Electric Assisted Bicycles
Oregon Bike Laws
Vulnerable Roadway User
February 28, 2017
Oregon law requires a bicycle to be equipped with a brake. ORS 815.280. However, the law does not just require that a bicycle have a brake, it specifies a minimum standard for a bicycle brake.
A bicycle brake must be able to stop a bicycle trav...
February 22, 2017
In Oregon, the right-of-way of a bicyclist riding in the bicycle lane is one of the most pure rights-of-way there is in the traffic code. However there are some common circumstances when a bicyclist is required to yield to a bus.
ORS 811.167 Failure...
February 17, 2017
Yes, a bicyclist, when passing pedestrians on a sidewalk, must give “an audible signal”. ORS 814.410(1)(b).
Where it gets tricky is in the definitions.
What is a sidewalk?: Sidewalk has a pretty hefty definition in the Oregon Vehicle Code but the big...
February 10, 2017
One of the most surprising laws in Oregon is that e-assist bicycles are banned, statewide, from being operated on the sidewalk.
E-assist bicycles, called electric assisted bicycles in the legal code, are considered bicycles under the law so long as th...
February 6, 2017
Yes, a bicyclist in Oregon has to follow all of the same “Rules of the Road” as a motor vehicle driver.
A bicycle is a vehicle and Oregon law makes that clear: ORS 814.400 says that “a bicycle is a vehicle for purposes of the vehicle code.” The law...
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May 10, 2018
StreetsBlog USA: Study Links Rise of SUVs to the Pedestrian Safety Crisis
KPTV: Eugene police: Man in SUV hits, drags cyclist, then punches and beats him with a bar
May 1, 2018
Is it legal to run in the bike lane in Oregon?
February 17, 2018
Oregon Pedestrian Law Blog: Is it legal to walk or run in the street?
Does a bicycle have to have brakes?
February 6, 2018
What to do if your bike is stolen
October 12, 2017
Oregon Vulnerable Roadway User law
October 5, 2017
Does an Oregon Bicyclist have to Yield to Pedestrians in a Crosswalk
October 2, 2017
Can Cars Park in Bike Lanes in Oregon?
September 22, 2017
Getting away with it: how Oregon police are toothless to cite bad drivers.
April 11, 2016
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