Impeding traffic

In Oregon, a bicyclist can be ticked for impeding traffic. 811.130 states: “A person commits the offense of impeding traffic
if the person drives a MOTOR VEHICLE or a combination of motor vehicles in a manner that impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable
movement of traffic.” Note “motor vehicle” is being applied here to bicycles. OR App 2002 State vs Potter ruled that the aforementioned statute applies to bicyclists, referring to 814.400 – “Every person riding a bicycle upon a public way is subject to
the provisions applicable to and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle concerning operating on highways, vehicle equipment and abandoned vehicles…” It is often believed by the bicycling community that when a statute refers to a “motor vehicle” it cannot be referencing a bicycle. This ruling shows that belief is incorrect.