Dave Moulton blogged about a BTA shift in policy this morning.
Portland BTA’s shift on helmet use
Seems to me a policy of non-opposition is tacit support of a helmet law.Portland’s BTA calls its shift in policy is a "Slight Modification," but by standing on the sidelines and saying “We no longer oppose mandatory helmet laws,” is not doing any favors for its membership or the cause of cycling. Just because most of its membership wears a helmet anyway is not a reason to no longer oppose.
Is there something in the works? A couple of summers ago there was a proposal for a helmet law in Oregon and the senator that was pushing for it is still in power.
84% of respondents don't want a law, but the leadership isn't going to argue against one.
What do Oregonians think of this?