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City Council will adopt Community Policing Agreement tomorrow

Posted on October 14th, 2009 at 11:30 am.

(Photo © J. Maus)

Tomorrow, the Community Policing Agreement that was first proposed by Police Chief Rosie Sizer following two high-profile fatalities in October of 2007, will be adopted by Portland City Council.
The five page document outlines the current state of the working relationship between the Bureau of Transportation, the Police Bureau, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, [...]

Portland Police release new bicycle traffic enforcement training video

Posted on October 7th, 2009 at 11:01 am.

The Portland Police Bureau has just released a new internal training video meant to educate officers about bike-related traffic laws.

This is an internal training video for the Portland Police Bureau. It is narrated by Officer Robert Pickett, who serves as a liaison for bicycling issues, Bicycle Transportation Alliance advocate Michelle Poyourow, and a team of [...]

Woman arrested after stop sign violation, question about ID

Posted on August 27th, 2009 at 3:31 pm.

Broadway and Flint.(Photo © J. Maus)

A woman was handcuffed and placed under arrest this morning after she was stopped for running the stop sign at NE Flint and Broadway when she asked the police officer if she was required to show identification. She was subsequently issued a citation and released.
Jessica Jarratt, 37, the executive director [...]

One hour, 22 citations at Clinton street stop sign (updated)

Posted on April 14th, 2009 at 1:49 pm.

(Photo © J. Maus)

The Portland Police Bureau sent three motorcycle cops to SE Clinton Street this morning to observe and enforce stop sign compliance at 34th and 21st Avenues.
According to Traffic Division Lieutenant Bryan Parman, the "enforcement mission" (a.k.a. sting) came after his office received a complaint via email last week from a nearby resident. [...]

Seeking a national legal standard to ensure traffic justice

Posted on March 11th, 2009 at 7:05 am.

Rep. Jim Oberstar, speakingat the opening night dinner.(Photo © J. Maus)

Representative Jim Oberstar (D-MN) -- the man whose passion for Safe Routes to Schools helped establish it as a national priority in America -- is now throwing his energy behind a new idea. And, as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that [...]

Tickets dismissed in Ainsworth case

Posted on January 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm.

"...approaches are sometimes different, and misunderstandings likely because we are all human -- regardless of whether we wear a stretchy bicycle jersey or an itchy police uniform."-- From a public statement issued by the City Attorney's office as part of a settlement reached in the Ainsworth Incident

Traffic citations given to two men who were ticketed [...]

Learning the law at the Share the Road safety class

Posted on January 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm.

Ellee Thalheimer is a new contributing writer to BikePortland. Her most recent story was a product review of women's bike shorts designed for utility and fashion. Ellee is a yoga instructor and travel writer living in Southeast Portland. Check out her author page here.
We covered the beginnings of the Share the Road Safety Class; this [...]

Lawyer in Ainsworth Incident pressures leaders to seek dismissal of citations

Posted on December 23rd, 2008 at 9:37 am.

"This will adequately address the inequity of this situation and show the community that bicyclists will not be punished for riding legally on the streets of Portland." -- Lawyer Christopher Heaps

The lawyer for two men who were ticketed for riding their bikes on NE Ainsworth last month is imploring city leaders and the police chief [...]

Tickets follow close call on Ainsworth

Posted on November 16th, 2008 at 10:23 am.

PSU Cycling Club president Reuben Vyn and Officer Pryce.(Photos: Peter Welte)

Two members of the PSU Cycling Club got a lot more than they bargained for while riding along NE Ainsworth yesterday.
According to witnesses, Club president Reuben Vyn was riding along with six other members of the club on NE Ainsworth near NE 23rd when a [...]

Police Bureau continues with traffic safety education missions at Broadway/Flint

Posted on October 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am.

Broadway and Flint.(Photo J. Maus)

As part of an ongoing effort, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division is performing a series of "traffic safety educational missions" at the intersection of Broadway and Flint.
Traffic Division Captain Larry O'Dea says his officers are conducting the missions during morning commute hours every day this week. According to [...]

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