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Oregon bill would let motorcycles lane share

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OCGuy81:
Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea? I hated it when I lived in California and you’d have bikes weaving between cars at a red light.

kphoger:
Cue video by HB...

renegade:

--- Quote from: OCGuy81 on March 17, 2021, 12:13:16 PM ---Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea? I hated it when I lived in California and you’d have bikes weaving between cars at a red light.

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Let's not confuse lane sharing with lane splitting.  There's a huge difference.

Peace.

Plutonic Panda:

--- Quote from: OCGuy81 on March 17, 2021, 12:13:16 PM ---Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea? I hated it when I lived in California and you’d have bikes weaving between cars at a red light.

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Share what lanes? Lanes with other motorcylces or lane split? Use bike lanes? Not to be rude but a link would be nice.

Here is a result from a quick Google search:


--- Quote ---SB574 is currently located in the Oregon state Senate’s Joint Committee on Transportation as of January 21, 2021. It’s co-sponsored by a bipartisan and bicameral group of legislators, including Senator Michael Dembrow, Senator Bill Hansell, Representative Bill Post, Senator Sara Gelser, and Representative Karin A. Power. As for what it contains, it’s pretty much identical to the 2019 House Bill 2314. Under SB574, lane sharing would only be allowed under certain conditions:

Only allowed on roads with posted speed limits of 50 mph or higher (highways, basically)
Traffic on the road must either be stopped or moving at 10 mph or less
Only two-wheeled motorcycles and scooters would be able to lane share; trikes or sidecars would not be included
Two-wheeled motorcycle and scooter riders could only travel up to 10 mph faster than traffic, must not impede normal, reasonable traffic flow, must safely merge with traffic if traffic speed exceeds 10mph, and must only pass traffic that is traveling in the same direction. 
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https://www.rideapart.com/news/477936/oregon-lane-splitting-senate-bill-2021/

My opinions, just legalize lane splitting entirely. I don't think it's even fully legal in CA just not illegal but I don't remember the exact wording. Why do you care if you a motorcycle cuts in front of you? 99% of the time that means they aren't going to obstruct you. The ones that go slower don't tend to lane split as much. It's safer for the motorcylist at lights and there's no point for a motorcycle to sit behind cars when it can pass through with no issue. I think lane splitting just formally be made legal everywhere.

Alps:
I have almost killed a lane splitter in California. It violates driver expectation completely. I don't care about the environmental benefits or whatever, it's not worth the safety risk.

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