Oregon Lane-Sharing Bill Update

Press Release | April 7, 2021

Oregon Senate Bill 574 has passed the Joint Committee on Transportation and been sent to the full senate for consideration.

The bill would legalize lane sharing on roads with posted speed limits of 50 mph or higher when traffic is stopped or moving at 10 mph or less. The AMA supports lane sharing legislation to promote rider safety and to limit road congestion.

The bill would legalize lane sharing under the following conditions:

  • On highways with a posted speed limit of 50 MPH or higher
  • Traffic on the road must be stopped, or moving at less than 10 MPH

The rider:

  • May travel no more than 10 miles per hour faster than traffic
  • Must not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic
  • Must safely merge with traffic, if traffic speed exceeds 10 miles per hour
  • Must pass traffic traveling in the same direction

Riders cannot lane-share:

  • Between a traffic lane and the curb and bicycle lane (on either side)
  • Between a traffic lane and a row of parked vehicles (on either side)
  • On the right side of the rightmost lane of traffic, or the left side of the leftmost lane of traffic
  • In a school or construction zone

Visit laneshareoregon.com/#getinvolved for more details.

 

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