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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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Bikes and the Law

Rules of the Road & Safe Riding Tips

 

The Bike Bill Link to State of Oregon law

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/bike_bill.shtml

Oregon Driver Manual (Page 83 is about Sharing the Road with bicycles in the 2014 – 2015 version of the manual)

The number of bicycles being used on streets and highways is growing daily, both for exercise and transportation in city areas. The same traffic rules and regulations for vehicle drivers apply to bicyclists.

Oregon Bicyclist Manual 2010 (most recent version)

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/hwy/bikeped/docs/bike_manual.pdf 

Pedal Power   A guide to laws that affect bicyclists by local attorney Ray Thomas. 

Duties to Pedestrians and Bicycles Chapter 811 Oregon Vehicle Code Regarding Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Scooters
https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors811.html

Bicycles Chapter 814 Oregon Vehicle Code Regarding Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Scooters
https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors814.html 

Bicycles Chapter 815 Oregon Vehicle Code Regarding Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Scooters
https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors815.html

Bicycle Helmet Law Chapter 814.485, 814.486 Oregon law requires any person under the age of 16 riding a bicycle or being carried on a bicycle to wear approved protective headgear. As a parent or person with legal responsibility for the safety and welfare of a child, you will be held responsible.

City of Portland Title 16 Oregon Vehicle Code Regarding Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Scooters

http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=28596#cid_16275