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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blue Volvo Wagon, SW 4th

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I was riding my bike around 3PM, in the center lane as there were cars in the left lane, around SW Taylor and on my way a left turn to get onto the Hawthorne Bridge. You passed me aggressively and shouted, "You're not allowed to ride in the left lane, ma'am!" You said it was "state law" that I ride on the right side of the road. Well, sir...
OAR 814.430 Improper use of lanes; exceptions; penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of improper use of
lanes by a bicycle if the person...does not ride as close
as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway. Except if :
(b) When preparing to execute a left turn.
(c) When reasonably necessary to avoid hazardous conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or
moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards or other
conditions that make continued operation along the right curb or edge unsafe or to avoid unsafe
operation in a lane on the roadway that is too narrow for a bicycle and vehicle to travel safely side by
(d) When operating within a city as near as practicable to the left curb or edge of a roadway that is
designated to allow traffic to move in only one direction along the roadway. A bicycle that is operated
under this paragraph is subject to the same requirements and exceptions when operating along the left curb or edge as are applicable when a bicycle is operating along the right curb or edge of the roadway.


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