BikePortland.org Post: Is it legal to ride with my dog?

Bicycle law contains a lot of interesting questions, but the one Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org asked me recently was one of the more interesting I’ve ever heard: Is it legal to ride your bike with your dog?  Read the BikePortland.org post to find out!

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Do bicyclists have to walk their bikes in crosswalks? by Charley Gee

I encounter this question a lot in the bicycle law clinics I teach. The short answer is: No.  There is no statewide legal requirement to walk a bicycle in a crosswalk. There are, however, a couple of laws to keep in mind when riding up to or in a crosswalk. First, when a bicyclist in Oregon is riding on a sidewalk and is approaching or entering a crosswalk (and also a driveway, a curb cut, or a pedestrian ramp) and…

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Does Oregon have a Bicycle Helmet Law?

Like a lot of legal questions, the question of whether Oregon has a mandatory bicycle helmet law is answered with “it depends”. For bicycle operators under he age of 16 a helmet is required if they are operating a bicycle on a public street or on premises open to the public (like parking lots) per ORS 814.485 Failure to wear protective headgear. For a premises to be considered open to the public it must be made open to the general public…

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