Bike advocates sue City of Portland for failing ‘to meet its most basic legal obligations to provide safe streets’

City has 'systematically failed to comply’ with a law requiring construction of bike and pedestrian facilities

A biker in Portland, Oregon
(Image credit: Getty Images)

A bicycle advocacy group called BikeLoud PDX filed a lawsuit against the City of Portland on Friday for ‘systematically failing to comply’ with a 1971 Oregon law requiring infrastructure improvements.

This law, ORS 366.514 better known as Oregon Pedestrian and Bicycle Bill or simply “the Bike Bill”,  requires the creation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities whenever city streets are constructed, reconstructed or relocated.

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