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Apr 11th 2019, 07:51 AM   #61
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

That wording checks all the right boxes. Lane sharing works best on freeways, where the speed limit is over 50 mph, unlike the Utah bill which limits lane sharing to roads with under 50 mph limit. These are the type of roads that are more likely to have other roads coming in from the side, shops and driveways, and other distractions that make lane sharing iffy.

I lane shared when I lived in Southern California and the wording of the proposed bill describes the safe way to do it.
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Apr 11th 2019, 10:23 AM   #62
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
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Originally Posted by McRider
That wording checks all the right boxes. Lane sharing works best on freeways, where the speed limit is over 50 mph, unlike the Utah bill which limits lane sharing to roads with under 50 mph limit. These are the type of roads that are more likely to have other roads coming in from the side, shops and driveways, and other distractions that make lane sharing iffy.

I lane shared when I lived in Southern California and the wording of the proposed bill describes the safe way to do it.
Utah's bill is for filtering, not lane splitting. Important distinction that I think is more useful than splitting for now in WA.

The majority of us can get around the freeways in HOV and express lanes, but riding a bike on surface streets doesn't have a significant advantage. Living in San Diego for 6 years made me appreciate how much faster and safer you can get around town when you're at the front of every light.
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Apr 17th 2019, 08:02 AM   #63
 
  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
Checking Oregon Legislative web site doesn't look like 2314 (Lane Sharing) is moving, anyone know differently? In Washington HB 1116 (M/C Safety), HB 1014 (Mandatory M/C Insurance) have moved to the Governors desk for signature. HB 1058 (M/C Parking) is still in the Senate Rules Committee awaiting action - call your senators...
Apr 17th 2019, 08:27 AM   #64
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

There's a meeting of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety tomorrow where amendments to the Oregon bill will be explained and an effort to get their support, or at minimum, neutrality on it. Hopefully that itself will cause action in the committee, but there are other plans as well. Stay tuned, it is definitely not dead.
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