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Update on ODOT “Wet Paint” incident

Posted by on October 26th, 2005 at 9:46 am

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Just got some photos from the victims of the recent “Wet Paint” incident.

The riders have contacted ODOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Michael Ronkin. From the looks of his cool personal website and bio, and from what I’ve heard through the grapevine he does great work on behalf of cyclists.

If we hear something from him I’ll let you know…or maybe he’ll come over and leave a comment. That would be cool.

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  • [...] A few weeks ago I posted something about a couple riding a tandem that had slipped on wet paint laid down by ODOT road crews. The paint had just been applied and no signs or cones were placed to warn of the slippery substance. After contacting ODOT, the riders were told they could receive compensation for their injuries and that ODOT has no policy for warning people of the wet paint because it “usually dries in 10 minutes”. The riders didn’t care about the money, they just wanted this policy changed so this wouldn’t happen again.. [...]

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