Does it stop raining in Oregon for long enough to be able to get out on the bike ?
Oregon is like Northern California - Kinda like the Adelaide hills...
Yes, I am familiar with the Mount Hood village area, but it sure can rain !
I guess this driver is one of the ~ 98 % who are quite happy to share the road with cyclists ...
Could AC members ask for something similar in SA, at vehicle owner's request? Might educate non-cycling drivers that cyclists do drive, have passed a licence test, and know the road rules. Thereby reducing some unpleasant cycling incidents.
Contact Hon Patrick Conlon, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, 136 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org
More to it than just number plates.
some quotes from Roger Geller the bicycle coordinator from the City of Portland. Oregon introduced the bicycle bill which requires a minimum of 1% of total highway funding to go to cycling infrastructure.
"A major bonus for the city of Portland is the statistic that shows, in a city of many bridges it is the bike traffic that is expanding, while car numbers remain the same. This means our bridges are still operating as well today for cars as they did 20 years ago - thats huge for a growing city trying to manage transportation." Safety wise portlands figures are encouraging, with the number of cycling injuries and incidents holding steady despite more cyclists being on the road. Cyclists today are four times safer than they were 10 years ago."
Cyclists in Portland "are four times safer than they were 10 years ago"
Has Australia and our pursuit of personal safety been this successful?
Is the cyclist on that number plate wearing a helmet :-)
Yes, but shhh!
I doubt it - There are a number of American states where helmets are not required on motorcycles let alone bicycles. I'd be surprised if there are any bicycle helmet laws anywhere in the USA.
FWIW, in the states/counties/cities in which I've lived, there were helmet laws for kids under the age of 16 and motorcycle helmet laws for everyone. However, many of the adjoining states had no motorcycle helmet laws and many riders with their helmets stuck to the back of their bikes.
Loathe as I am to enter the helmet debate .."...There is no federal law in the U.S. requiring bicycle helmets. The states and localities below began adopting laws in 1987, mostly limited to children under 18. At present, 22 States including the District of Columbia have state-wide laws, and more than 201 localities have local ordinances .."
Some cyclists will buy helmets, even when not mandatory, e.g. me when I commenced cycling in the city.