EUGENE, Ore. - More bikes on the roads means more need to share the streets. Cycle shops have seen the difference.
"We're seeing a lot of people interested," said Keith Larson of Wheelworks.
So has the city. And it's hoping to make these streets safe for everyone. Cyclists and city planners agree: the best way to share the roads is to understand the rules.
"It's important that everyone understands that bicycles do have a legal right to the road," said Transportation Options Coordinator Cindy Clarke.
And take all precautions before heading out.
"The biggest thing I tell them about a helmet is I'll call your mom and tell on you if you don't wear one," said Larson.
Eugene Police said the number overall the number of bike collisions is up, but the number of injuries is actually down.