E492 – How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn



Bjorn Warloe & Ray Thomas both worked on some very important legislation here in Oregon, and they return to the studio (graciously, after attempting a recording a few weeks ago that got dumped by a bad machine) to discuss pitching legislative concepts, persistence, and timing.  The “Idaho Stop Law” allowing bicycle riders to proceed without stopping through a signed intersection was passed in Oregon this year, and will take effect soon!  

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From ChillyWeatherChillyHeather: Listening to you all talking about figs when I just went on a fig scavenging group ride yesterday! Super fun.

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2 thoughts on “E492 – How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn

  1. I’m not sure about Oregon laws but they sure are different in Texas. We have nothing in our laws about impeding speed. Basically, if the lane is larger than 14” (I think), you have to ride as far to the right as practicable (which is subjective with debris and cracks). If the lane is smaller than 14”, you can take the lane. Speed is not a factor.

  2. Impeding speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in Florida either. In Daytona Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has installed “Bike May Use Full Lane” signs on one 6-lane arterial (Nova Rd) which has a speed limit of 50 mph. I’ve never seen anyone ride in this lane, there is an adjacent narrow sidewalk with the right-of-way for a shared-use path upgrade. It’s also a shame because I would love BMUFL signs on many of the narrow two-lane, no shoulder, 25 mph roads in the city so that people behind would chill out when I take the lane.

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