[*Update: Here’s a link to the story and video from the KATU TV news coverage]
Just got back from this morning’s Traffic Enforcement Action that was held at the intersection of NE Knott and 7th. These actions are a joint effort between the City of Portland Office of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau. The goal is to raise awareness of neighborhood traffic laws, especially stop sign enforcement.
On the scene were bike activists Elly Blue, Jasun Wurster and Mark Ginsberg (also a bike lawyer), the Commander of the traffic division Bill Sinnott, city traffic safety specialist Greg Raisman, and John Canda, director of the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods. The media that showed up included KATU television and KPAM radio.
The intersection was less crowded than the previous enforcment action at SE 26th and Clinton. Here’s the final tally of citations and warnings given.
- 15 citiations
- 7 citations
There might have been more bicyclists cited if it weren’t for the verbal warnings being given by Jason Wurster, who showed up to make sure everyone came to a complete stop.