Cynthia Newton And Chris Thomas Present E-Bike And Scooter Law To Local Attorney Group

On Friday, October 26th, Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas presented a seminar on Oregon electric bicycle and scooter law to a group of fellow trial attorneys. Their presentation, entitled “Shock Me Like an Electric Wheel: Oregon E-Bike and Scooter Law,” covered the rules of the road governing e-bike and scooter use as well as what insurance coverage may be available following a collision. They presented as part of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s annual all-day continuing legal education seminar covering topics…

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Ray and Chris Thomas Join Ruckus Composites for Podcast on Bicycle Law

Ruckus Composites is a Portland-based company that specializes in repair of carbon fiber bicycles. Ruckus’ Shawn Small and Dan Steinle frequently record podcasts on topics related to bicycles and carbon fiber, known as the Fiber Side Chats. Shawn and Dan recently invited Ray and Chris Thomas of Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost to their studio to discuss bicycle law, including rules of the road, how Oregon compares to other states, and how insurance coverage can protect bicyclists. The episode is here.…

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E-Bikes And E-Scooters On The Springwater, Esplanade And Other Portland Parks

The floating section of Portland's Eastbank Esplanade, credit to Wikipedia User Cacophony

The recent prevalence of e-bikes on Portland streets, and the even more recent influx of e-scooters, has increased the public’s curiosity about state and local law governing the devices. Many Portlanders now know that e-bikes and e-scooters are prohibited on sidewalks statewide, users of both must be at least 16 years old, and e-scooter users must wear helmets, but not e-bike riders. (For a comprehensive look at Oregon e-bike law, see our firm’s legal guide here.) A lesser known provision…

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Cynthia Newton’s Back to School Road Safety Tips

TCNF Partner Cynthia Newton spoke with KATU traffic reporter Hannah Olsen about getting your kids to school safely by bike. In this clip, aired in Portland on August 27th, 2018, Cynthia explains her five rules for safe bike travel to school. 1. Find a good route from where you live to your school. That way you can follow the same route every day. No fuss. No rush. 2. You can ride on the sidewalk everywhere in PDX except downtown. Remember…

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TCNF Attorney Chris Thomas Places 3rd In The Red Line Criterium

On Sunday August 12 attorney Chris Thomas raced as a member of the TCNF.LEGAL Racing Team in the Red Line Criterium on Swan Island in Portland. Chris lined up with about 25 other riders for the Category 3 event, which raced for 40 minutes around the flat, one half mile, D-shaped circuit. On the final lap, Chris sprinted for 3rd place and a spot on the podium. For more information on the TCNF.LEGAL Racing Team, check out their Facebook page…

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