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Jul 26th 2018, 09:43 AM   #31
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...but until you walk a day in someone else’s shoes you shouldn’t question their motives or reasons really.

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Is this the pot-kettle thing, or am I taking it out of context?
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Jul 26th 2018, 10:06 AM   #32
 
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Is this the pot-kettle thing, or am I taking it out of context?


I appreciate your question, but truly this whole thing is out of context of what it started as, I’m sure people on this thread want to move past our conversation. But DM me any further questions you have or would like to know, if you’re every in the area let’s have coffee and talk politics or whatever else you’d like.


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Jul 26th 2018, 12:21 PM   #33
 
  May 2016
  Portland

Lots of discussion, but bringing it back around ... I'm looking for people who are willing to meet with their senator and/or representative, to help try to legalize lane-sharing. Practically, this means an hour or two out of a single day, over the next couple months.

Will it be a difficult fight? Yes.

Will we win? I don't know.

Will we get it if we don't fight for it? No.

Any support appreciated.

Thanks!
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Jul 26th 2018, 06:49 PM   #34
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Im laughing my ass off, its 2018 with all the local, national, international issues, this is what bikers choose?
Jul 27th 2018, 05:48 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by patrino
Lots of discussion, but bringing it back around ... I'm looking for people who are willing to meet with their senator and/or representative, to help try to legalize lane-sharing. Practically, this means an hour or two out of a single day, over the next couple months.

Will it be a difficult fight? Yes.

Will we win? I don't know.

Will we get it if we don't fight for it? No.

Any support appreciated.

Thanks!
Silly question, but then recently that seems to be what I do best (), but are you coordinating with BikePac?
Jul 27th 2018, 07:38 AM   #36
 
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[QUOTE=patrino;49536]Lots of discussion, but bringing it back around ... I'm looking for people who are willing to meet with their senator and/or representative, to help try to legalize lane-sharing. Practically, this means an hour or two out of a single day, over the next couple months.

I'll be glad to help with that. I've written letters and corresponded with my district senator & representatives the past two years running, and would be glad to have them listen in person, at least over the phone.

As a year-around motorcycle commuter, lane sharing would certainly make life easier. About an hour daily in traffic is enough....something that would take that time down is more than appreciated.
Jul 27th 2018, 09:28 AM   #37
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Im laughing my ass off, its 2018 with all the local, national, international issues, this is what bikers choose?
Just because they choose to promote lane splitting doesn't mean they can't choose anything else, you know.
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Jul 27th 2018, 11:31 AM   #38
 
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Lane Sharing

I am willing to help when and where I can. I have already left messages with the two state reps in my district. The challenge is to get ODOT, OSP, PPS and the trucking unions to change their stance form NO to approve or at least neutral.

We data to prove that lane splitting Will reduce serious injury and fatalities,
Data that shows lane sharing will reduce congestion.
And their is a net benefit for cagers.

We should work on one bill and get all the bike pacs on board.

Let me know how I can help.
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Jul 28th 2018, 05:54 AM   #39
 
  May 2016
  Portland

Texasl, yes, I am working with BikePac Oregon.

2wheel-Will and others, thanks for making those calls!
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Edited by patrino on Jul 28th 2018 at 06:46 AM
Aug 2nd 2018, 10:06 AM   #40
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Im laughing my ass off, its 2018 with all the local, national, international issues, this is what bikers choose?
Why wouldn't we choose issues that matter to motorcyclists? If we don't, who will?
Sep 28th 2018, 08:30 AM   #41
 
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Okay article: Why California is Superior: Lane-Splitting Codified
Sep 28th 2018, 09:12 AM   #42
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Interesting thing about Europe is the laws are all over the place. In the UK and the Netherlands it's both legal and expected, the laws are elaborate: it's limited to between the outer two lanes and you can't use it to pass the lead car in a queue for a crosswalk, lots of details like that.

In Germany it's illegal and most riders don't do it; it's also illegal in France but everybody does it anyway, so they've recently started experimentally allowing it in some cities.

And of course in Italy whatever traffic laws may be on the books, they're a curiosity only of interest to academics: every vehicle does whatever the hell it takes to get where it's going and the horn substitutes for both brakes and turn signal.
Sep 28th 2018, 09:30 AM   #43
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

So far I've refrained from doing it in Portland, but it's getting harder to resist. Traffic is so %^@&ed in this city and the city council has their heads firmly up their asses when it comes to transportation.
Sep 28th 2018, 09:53 AM   #44
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So far I've refrained from doing it in Portland, but it's getting harder to resist. Traffic is so %^@&ed in this city and the city council has their heads firmly up their asses when it comes to transportation.
On I-84 Westbound when all three lanes are backed up for over two miles every day between 3 and 6pm, all by WA plates intending to merge into the single lane to the 205 bridge, I want to see a sign that says:

"Motorcycles may use shoulder. Max 10MPH."

I'm not saying that I pretend that sign exists and do it anyway because that would be illegal and I'll be gosh-darned if I ever do an illegal thing or anything.
Sep 30th 2018, 04:30 PM   #45
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^ That would be Eastbound on I-84.

I have a friend that travels on the shoulder since there's plenty of room and there ain't no way in hell he's going to sit there exposed on the freeway for 30 minutes just to get to I-205.
Of course I'd never do such a thing.
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