Friday, November 23, 2007

Portland cyclists demand safer streets

Even in bike-conscious Portland, Ore., riders find conditions less than they ought to be. A rally last week spotlighted scenes of recent cyclist deaths and called for curbing a local policeman that rider activists consider insensitive to rider safety. As you read the Portland Mercury, you may notice that Lt. Mark Kruger got crossways with riders for suggesting that Oregon law should allow right-turning motorists to enter a bike lane 200 feet ahead of the intersection. The suggestion actually seems sensible to me, but the riders in Portland didn't see it that way. What's your view? Click "comment" to respond.

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