5 takeaways from Portland Auditor’s report on red light camera program

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 at 11:30 am.

Required reading for enforcement nerds.

Traffic enforcement action uncovers rampant law-breaking on SE Powell

Posted on June 3rd, 2015 at 1:35 pm.

This is a crisis, plain and simple.

City preps to cut speed limit on four mid-sized streets

Posted on February 4th, 2015 at 4:57 pm.

Three of the four have recently been redesigned to be more neighborhood-friendly.

Entering 10th year, PBOT ‘crosswalk enforcement actions’ still going strong

Posted on January 28th, 2015 at 11:01 am.

PBOT’s program is stronger than ever, so is peoples’ disregard for traffic laws.

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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