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Most Dangerous Roads for Bicyclists in Portland


Oregonians, by and large, love being active and outside. This includes bicycling. But for those bicycle enthusiasts in Southeast Portland, the terrain is quite dangerous. When compared to other parts of the city, SE Portland has a higher density of bicycle accidents. In fact, out of all the perilous streets throughout Portland that bicyclists can ride, the majority are in the southeastern part of our city.

 For bicyclists, being in a car accident can lead to significant destruction and physical bodily harm. When a driver is negligent with their car, it can mean severe injuries and even death if they collide with a bicyclist. Despite the many proactive steps bicyclists can take to reduce their crash risk, there is still no way to eliminate the threat of an accident. When this happens, a Portland bicycle accident attorney at Rosenbaum Law Group can help you recover the full amount of damages you sustained from your bicycle accident.

 Bicyclists Beware of These Roads in Portland 

If you are riding through the beautiful and active city of Portland, be aware of the most dangerous roads in the southeastern section. 

●      Southeast Division Street

●      Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

●      Southeast Powell Boulevard

●      Southeast Stark Street

●      Southwest Capitol Highway

●      Southeast Holgate Boulevard

●      Southeast Foster Road

 Other notable dangerous roads in Portland for bicyclists include: 

●      East Burnside Street

●      Northwest Broadway

●      Northeast Broadway

 As you can see, these are most of the major roads in SE Portland.  The rule of thumb, then, becomes avoiding the busy streets as much as possible and taking advantage of nearby bike boulevards.  If you must ride on a busy street, knowing the danger is important because it can make youeven more mindful of your surroundings while riding.

 According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, regarding bicycle rider density in Portland, East Portland (i.e. east of I-205) has the lowest average number of bicyclists. By contrast, SE Portland (i.e. west of I-205) has the highest number of average bicyclists. 

 Cycling is an excellent way to travel. It is economical and good for your health and well-being. It can be an ideal mode of transportation for tourists and residents alike, but there are dangers to bicycling that every rider should be aware of. 

 A bicyclist is no match for a car. So when a crash happens, it is often the bicyclist who takes on the brunt of the physical bodily harm and property damages. As a result, when a claim is filed, compensation may be due for damages, including medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, and all other monetary losses that were sustained.

 Speak to an Oregon Bicycle Accident Attorney Today 

While you should know what areas in the city have a higher propensity for bicycle accidents to happen, that should not make you hesitant to go out and enjoy a ride. Rather, keep you informed so you can stay safe while riding. However, if you are injured in an accident, calling an attorney can help you understand your rights and options for financial compensation.

 Call a Portland, OR, personal injury attorney at Rosenbaum Law Group today at (503) 288-8000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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