The bike that introduced Portland transportation director Leah Treat to pedal commuting can't catch a break: It's now been stolen once from each of the three cities where she's worked.
Its most recent swipe came some time Thursday night, when Treat cable-locked her blue Breezer Greenway in the loggia outside day care entrance at the Portland Building, where she works.
"Because I had a ton of meetings that night at various places around town, I ended up leaving her overnight," Treat, who joined the bureau in July, wrote in an email Monday. "I now know that wasn't such a smart thing to do."
The bike, which she's named Beatrice, has a white seat, white grips, black fenders and a "LaSalle" parking permit on the front fender.