nails in bike lanes
A reader shared a Reddit post with us that underscores the poor conditions bicycle riders face on the St. Johns Bridge.
That being said, it’s nice to know people care enough to take matters into their own hands and clean things up.[Read more…]
Enough is enough. Someone is deliberately throwing nails in a popular Portland bike lane and we’re tired of waiting for it to stop.
So here’s the deal: BikePortland is offering a
$500 $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Commish Eudaly’s office works with police to solve “deliberate act” of nails in Interstate Ave bike lanes
It’s taken years of complaints but it seems we’ve finally the attention of city officials on a recurring bike lane safety issue that might have a malicious origin.
There’s something fishy going on with roofing nails in the bike lanes of north Portland — particularly along the Interstate Avenue corridor.
Someone apparently scattered thumbtacks across the paths of the Hawthorne Bridge crossing early Tuesday evening. Our latest report of trouble came in at 8:20 this morning.
We heard from one source who said they stopped and picked up more than 40 tacks on their way home last night.
This sort of seemingly deliberate attack is especially hard to understand because it has some potential to put people in real physical danger.
(Image: PBOT/Alta Planning)
last night by reader Josh H.
Several dozen roofing nails were strewn in the bike lane on North Williams Avenue last night. We’ve gotten three reports from readers so far and have confirmed three separate locations where nails were found. The development is troubling because this isn’t the first time we’ve covered nails in the bike lanes on Williams (and its couplet, Vancouver).
but some locals would rather you didn’t.
(Photo © J. Maus)
A recent reader email shared an important perspective from another front in the battle for bike safety on rural roads. If you thought these issues were limited to Portland’s West Hills, rural Washington County, and Sauvie Island — think again.
Below is the letter, which comes from Troutdale resident Russell K:
Are Bicycle Riders Safe in Corbett? (Or on the Old Columbia River Highway?)
I live in Troutdale, OR. One of best things about life here are the amazing bicycle rides that I can do from my front door. Troutdale being right at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge has immediate access to rides with stunning scenery and challenging hills.[Read more…]