Nails on the Interstate Avenue Bike Lane

Found just south of the Larrabee overpass on Friday, January 11th, 2019.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

For the past few years, bicycle riders have found nails strewn about the northbound bike lane of Interstate Avenue between the Rose Quarter and Overlook Park. In late 2018, the City of Portland finally engaged on the issue when PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly asked the Portland Police Bureau to look into it. They said it appears to be a deliberate act.

(Signs created and donated by Benn Schonman/Schonman Sign.)

We say: Enough is enough.

This safety hazard and major annoyance/inconvenience needs to stop. To help hasten the capture of a suspect and/or information that resolves the problem, we are offering a $1,000 cash reward.

If you find nails:
– Post a photo to Twitter (if you can) and mention @BikePortland, @PBOTInfo, and @ChloeEudalyPDX.
– Report it to PBOT Maintenance Dispatch at (503) 823-1700 or

If you see someone spreading nails in the bike lane:
– Call 911 or the PPB non-emergency line (503) 823-3333

If you have tips or information or questions:
– Dial BikePortland’s 24-hour, anonymous tipline at (503) 706-8804. You can text us or leave a message.