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Mar 26th 2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Lane splitting, Utah breaks the ice!

It's about time a state breaks the ice, and gets this done! Will OR be next, then who's next after that?

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...ane-filtering/
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Mar 27th 2019, 07:13 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
WOW!!! That's amazing! I can't believe it happened in Utah before a more traffic-laden place like Western WA or New York.

TBH I only really care about filtering at a stoplight. This bill would be good enough for me. Maybe that is where we start next year instead of trying to get the consolation of shoulder driving on the highway.
Mar 27th 2019, 07:54 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

The Utah bill doesn't allow filtering on freeways, which is where it is really needed, but they will reconsider that in a couple of years.

I think this might be the beginning of a movement.
Mar 27th 2019, 08:11 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by albatrosscafe
WOW!!! That's amazing! I can't believe it happened in Utah before a more traffic-laden place like Western WA or New York.
I don't think it politically comes down to how big a problem it solves nor how safe it turns out to be, but how Wild West small-L libertarian the state legislature leans. I'd expect to see it in Montana long before New York. California's legal situation is more of a quirk and I wouldn't generalize too much from it.
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Mar 27th 2019, 02:33 PM   #5
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
I don't grok the politics of this.

Do the "no government interference" Reds like lanesplitting or the "no government interference" Blues?

What color is lanesplitting?

I gotta know so I can root for some team. I need a team dammit, otherwise how do i tell the good guys from the bad guys.

Someone tell me what to think, quick.
Mar 27th 2019, 04:52 PM   #6
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
I don't grok the politics of this.

Do the "no government interference" Reds like lanesplitting or the "no government interference" Blues?

What color is lanesplitting?

I gotta know so I can root for some team. I need a team dammit, otherwise how do i tell the good guys from the bad guys.

Someone tell me what to think, quick.
I don't think it's a political thing. It's a motorcycle thing, we had support for WA lane sharing from both sides. Want a team? be with those that connect with their legislators, red, blue don't matter. As long as its got an engine and two wheels.....
Connect with your district representatives and Senators, ask if they support 2314, if they do Thank Them! if they don't - ask why and offer to answer any questions they have. Talk about the advantages of lane sharing - traffic congestion reduction, motorcycle safety, little cost to the state to implement, low road surface impact, great fuel mileage (think green here, big selling point these days), lessen the need for infrastructure expansion. If you're in Salem make an appointment and go see them, they're always ready to speak with a constituent - especially someone that takes the time to meet with them. If out of session they keep offices in their home district, stop by bring donuts, invite them to your events, ask them to speak at your events or groups. Getting to know them is huge, get on a first name basis. If they have bills they're running and not to odious for you, offer to help. Testify on behalf of their bill, town hall meetings. They'll be grateful and remember you when the time comes...my $.02.

Edited by Akdawg on Mar 28th 2019 at 09:22 AM
Mar 27th 2019, 07:50 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

It's not really a political thing, the Oregon bill has wide support from all sides. The problem here is that there's one person abusing her power to hold it up.
Mar 28th 2019, 07:40 AM   #8
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
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It's not really a political thing, the Oregon bill has wide support from all sides. The problem here is that there's one person abusing her power to hold it up.
Does your Speaker of the House have the power in OR to press for action? Though I'm told they don't usually like to meddle with committee leadership decisions. You have support from ranking Minority members? Favorite Senator that advocate for you? Had the same problem last year in Olympia and the bill died.
Mar 28th 2019, 08:17 AM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Does your Speaker of the House have the power in OR to press for action? Though I'm told they don't usually like to meddle with committee leadership decisions. You have support from ranking Minority members? Favorite Senator that advocate for you? Had the same problem last year in Olympia and the bill died.
That's a good question and I don't know the answer. Perhaps I'll email the Speaker about it.
Mar 28th 2019, 11:21 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Well, I was in downtown Seattle this week, (rarely get off the peninsula) and was trying to go from Seattle Center area to Cafe Flora (Madison and 29th) at rush hour. It was about 3 miles. It took over 30 minutes..... I don't know how people do that every day.......

Anyway, saw a bunch of E-bikes (bicycles) and several of them were filtering right up to the front at lights.
Now that's how to do it, get an E-bike, and your good to go!! People weren't having a hissy fit, like they probably would've if someone was on a motorcycle doing it.
If I had to do the Seattle commute every day like that, that's definitely what I would do! An E-bike would be part of my 2 wheel collection for commuting
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Mar 29th 2019, 08:41 AM   #11
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  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
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Anyway, saw a bunch of E-bikes (bicycles) and several of them were filtering right up to the front at lights.
Now that's how to do it, get an E-bike, and your good to go!! People weren't having a hissy fit, like they probably would've if someone was on a motorcycle doing it.
If I had to do the Seattle commute every day like that, that's definitely what I would do! An E-bike would be part of my 2 wheel collection for commuting
Haha isn't that funny... I wonder if you had an all-electric motorcycle if you would get a similar reaction.
Mar 29th 2019, 03:10 PM   #12
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
the cars hates the noises......

it scares them....

so, yeah, electrobike. i think you could probably pull off some non-traditional paths with one of those as long as it doesn't look TOO much like a moto.

i see a few shipyardies on them.

i wonder - do the Annapolis and PO ferries let you bring your eloectrobike like a normal bike?
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