Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org)

Go Back   Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) > General Discussion > Report your Close Calls
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Matt P. Matt P. is offline
Senior Member
Site Admin
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 135
Default Another Clackamas County incident

I know these don't do PDOT any good, but I post them to alert others of problem areas.

99E is not the safest place to ride a bike. I know this, but sometimes I do it anyway. I didn't want to slog back uphill on Oatfield from crossing Kellogg Creek, so today I cut over to 99E between Courtney and Park and rode the bike lane down past Park. After that, it becomes just a shoulder and then merges you in with traffic before going under the Portland & Western RR tracks and into downtown Milwaukie. While I was NB where the shoulder merged, a convertible came up alongside me and passed me with mere inches to spare while I was travelling 33mph and he was at about 45 (the speed limit there is 45mph). I think I'm done travelling along McLoughlin now until they build the Trolley Trail.

This happened at about 7:15am Thursday, August 24th.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:27 PM.

A production of Pedaltown Media Inc. / BikePortland.org
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.