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Biking Rules!


Transportation Alternatives, a New York biking, walking, and public transit advocacy organization, recently started a campaign called "Biking Rules."  The heart of the campaign is the "Street Code" for cyclists - 8 guidelines to make your bike ride safe and comfortable for you and those around you.




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D. Cook

November 11, 2009 at 7:07 AM

I would like to advocate a street sign posting at S.E.Ladd Circle of the Bicycle Code you've aquired from NewYork. I have recently witnessed both a bike collision as well as been hit by a bicyclist myself while walking with my children. Both instances were result of bicyclist running the stop signs at the circle intersections. This is a frequent occurance. Bicyclist seem to think they are exempt from stopping when comparing themselves to a car. However they are obviously forgeting about pedestrians. Especially the children in this neighborhood!!!!


Scott Cohen

November 12, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Good point D. Cook. That's why we're trying to remind road users how to share the road....Not sure about putting up road signs in the right-of-way. I think ODOT has very particular rules, which is one reason why it took PBOT forever to get our bicycle mileage/directional signs installed.

I am going to forward your request to our Traffic Investigations group.


Kerry Canfield

November 13, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I think this points up something that all vehicle operators need to remember: Most of the people around the world at any given moment are pedestrians. Ergo, by virtue of sheer mass or numbers alone -- not to mention laws and sundry rules and regulations -- pedestrians should have the right of way over everything else!

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