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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Bikes and the Law

Rules of the Road & Safe Riding Tips

Oregon Dept. of Transportation Bike and Pedestrian Program 

- Links to State of Oregon laws (Oregon Revised Statutes) and the Bike Bill (see "Related Laws and Regulations")

- Oregon Bicyclist Manual  2016-17 (see "Publications")

 

Oregon Driver Manual (Pages 38-39 are about Sharing the Road with bicycles in the current [2018-19] 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.

  

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

Oregon E-Bike Rights  A legal guide for electric bike riders  [pdf]

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