Instagram     

Go Back   PNW Moto > Oregon > Portland

Portland Rides, meetups, regional discussions | Portland, Salem, Hermiston, Astoria

Like Tree65Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Mar 25th 2019, 09:03 AM   #46
 Ralgha's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250
Emailed McKeown again.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Me!
Representative McKeown,

I understand you are hesitant to allow HB2314 to progress in the Joint Committee on Transportation due, at least in part, to testimony from ODOT and the Portland Police Bureau. While the testimony they give certainly sounds impactful and knowledgeable, neither of these organizations are experts in lane sharing. It's not their fault, it's simply impossible for them to be an expert in something that doesn't exist in Oregon, they have no experience with it. The only experts on the subject that you can find in the US, are in California, including (but not limited to) the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, and researchers who have studied the subject, such as those involved with the Berkley study. I know that you have read and heard the opinions, facts, and conclusions of these organizations, so I won't detail them here. Suffice to say, the real experts in lane sharing have no difficulty enforcing the laws, and have found no increase in the frequency of accidents, while finding a reduction in the severity of injuries resulting from accidents.

Oregon's population centers, especially Portland, are facing rapidly growing traffic congestion and gridlock. In my own experience, I live 20 minutes from my work when there is no traffic (essentially this only occurs in the early morning hours, 12am to about 5am). If I try to go during a rush hour, it becomes an hour or more, and that is with avoiding the highways, which takes even longer. Allowing motorcycles to lane share would be a zero cost step toward alleviating some of this congestion, and an indication to our citizens that our government sees and cares about some of the difficulties and frustrations that they deal with day in and day out. It would benefit both motorcyclists and car drivers by removing some of the vehicles from the endless lines of traffic and shortening the wait for all road users.

HB2314 has wide, bi-partisan, support in the House, the Senate, and in the Joint Committee on Transportation. It has wide, bi-partisan, support from constituents across the state. Please allow Oregon to demonstrate to our nation and the world that our government does stand for the ideals of its founders, a government for the people, and allow HB2314 to progress to a committee work session or vote.
Mar 25th 2019, 10:02 AM   #47
 Akdawg's Avatar
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralgha
Emailed McKeown again.
Great letter! If others would copy or use parts of that would be a help. Utah's success will be a help to both OR and WA. Thanks for taking the time to do a well written testimony!
Mar 25th 2019, 10:15 AM   #48
 Ralgha's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250
Thanks!

One small saving grace is that, from my understanding, joint committees, such as the one this bill is currently stuck in, are not subject to the same deadlines as the non-joint committees. So, while time is a factor, it's not as critical as it could be.

That said, keep the pressure on her!

It probably really helps to have your own Representative and Senator lean on her too. Email, call, or go in person to them and try to get them to do that, I got mine to. It's easy to get a meeting with them too, just call their office and they'll fit you in, even if you live across the state, they will often meet with their constituents (more) locally. Very few people bother to take advantage of meeting with them, it has a great impact! I can't imagine she could resist half the legislature sitting on her for long. This bill has bipartisan support already, we can make this happen!

Edited by Ralgha on Mar 25th 2019 at 10:21 AM
Mar 25th 2019, 04:00 PM   #49
 Akdawg's Avatar
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralgha
Thanks!

One small saving grace is that, from my understanding, joint committees, such as the one this bill is currently stuck in, are not subject to the same deadlines as the non-joint committees. So, while time is a factor, it's not as critical as it could be.

That said, keep the pressure on her!

It probably really helps to have your own Representative and Senator lean on her too. Email, call, or go in person to them and try to get them to do that, I got mine to. It's easy to get a meeting with them too, just call their office and they'll fit you in, even if you live across the state, they will often meet with their constituents (more) locally. Very few people bother to take advantage of meeting with them, it has a great impact! I can't imagine she could resist half the legislature sitting on her for long. This bill has bipartisan support already, we can make this happen!
Agreed, if we'd all pull together and get at least this bill passed it will give cred to the motorcycle community in general, get your legislators to know you so when you call they'll remember who you are. I'm planning on going to the Transportation Commission meetings April 16-17 and see if I can't get some answers as to why we aren't mentioned in these traffic plans. Seems we're a good fit environmentally and infrastructure friendly as well as easing traffic congestion, think lane sharing.
Mar 25th 2019, 06:57 PM   #50
 
  May 2016
  Portland

Thanks for continuing to support this, everyone.

We're working as hard as we can to get a work session scheduled for the bill. 1/3 of the Joint Transportation Committee are already co-sponsors for the bill (and over 1/5 of the entire legislature are co-sponsors!)

Per earlier remarks, there aren't any immediate deadlines for this bill, because it's in a Joint committee. Help keep your legislator engaged:
* If your legislators already support the bill, send them a thank you and request a work session.
* If they don't support it, win their support by meeting with and educating them. Lots of info to help you at laneshareoregon.com

Let's keep working this!
Mar 27th 2019, 06:42 AM   #51
 unicycle's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  Yamaha FJR 1300AE
Utah is the second state to have a lane splitting/filtering bill signed in to law.

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...ane-filtering/

Not perfect, but a step in the right direction.
albatrosscafe likes this.
Mar 29th 2019, 07:56 PM   #52
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
No vote scheduled today, dead this session.
Mar 30th 2019, 04:02 AM   #53
 Ralgha's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250
It's a joint committee, not limited by the deadlines.
Mar 30th 2019, 08:39 AM   #54
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE

Edited by motoman on Mar 30th 2019 at 08:42 AM
Mar 30th 2019, 09:08 AM   #55
 
  May 2016
  Portland

larsvons, Ralgha is correct. Oregon's HB2314 is in the Joint Transportation Committee; the 29 March deadline does not apply to it. The bill remains alive and well (please see my most recent post).

We've been working hard on a minor clarifying amendment for the bill, which addresses concerns raised by ODOT and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety. Look for the amendment in April.

Stay tuned ... will get info out as soon as we have it.
DGA and Hachi like this.

Edited by patrino on Mar 30th 2019 at 09:12 AM
Mar 30th 2019, 01:21 PM   #56
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrino
larsvons, Ralgha is correct. Oregon's HB2314 is in the Joint Transportation Committee; the 29 March deadline does not apply to it. The bill remains alive and well (please see my most recent post).

We've been working hard on a minor clarifying amendment for the bill, which addresses concerns raised by ODOT and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety. Look for the amendment in April.

Stay tuned ... will get info out as soon as we have it.
Cool, glad to be wrong!
Apr 1st 2019, 10:24 AM   #57
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
http://pnwmoto.com/pictures/member-g...splitting.html

Edited by motoman on Apr 5th 2019 at 11:52 AM
Apr 1st 2019, 10:34 AM   #58
 Ralgha's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250
What's that file? I don't touch unidentified files with a 10 foot pole.
Apr 1st 2019, 11:04 AM   #59
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
It's just a pic...safe. Don't know why this BBS won't display it...
Apr 11th 2019, 05:49 AM   #60
 
  May 2016
  Portland

By the way, if folks are interested in seeing how the amendment addresses objections from ODOT and the Governor's Advisory Committee, please see the short summary document we posted to Laneshareoregon.com; you can find it here.

You can also see our mock-up of the amended bill here. We are asking the Joint Transportation Committee to adopt these proposed amendments in a work session.

Thanks, Patrick
Hachi likes this.
Reply

  PNW Moto > Oregon > Portland

Tags
2019, bill, lane, splitting



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lane sharing in 2019 WA legislature? FidalgoRob Motorcycles 40 Mar 18th 2019 07:30 PM
Another lane splitting thread Willow Motorcycles 5 Aug 10th 2017 05:52 PM
Lane Splitting Bill! Ralgha Portland 63 Apr 28th 2017 11:10 AM
Lane splitting legislation in WA tod701 Motorcycles 70 Mar 27th 2017 11:43 AM
Lane Splitting Petition no splat matt Motorcycles 3 Mar 18th 2016 07:48 PM




Copyright © 2019 PNW Moto. All rights reserved.