nails in bike lanes

Did Oregon City police just catch Portland’s notorious Interstate Avenue nail bandit?

Avatar by on October 1st, 2019 at 9:52 am

Suspect’s car and nail stash.
(Photos: Oregon City PD)

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Man nets big haul of nails and screws on a walk across the St. Johns Bridge

Avatar by on April 2nd, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Part of the haul. See more below.
(Photo: Imgur via Reddit)

A reader shared a Reddit post with us that underscores the poor conditions bicycle riders face on the St. Johns Bridge.

From leaves in fall and gravel in winter, to nails and illegally parked cars and delivery trucks — it sometimes feels like we face a constant barrage of hazards while biking around Portland.

That being said, it’s nice to know people care enough to take matters into their own hands and clean things up.[Read more…]

Want $1,000? Help us solve the mystery of nails in the Interstate Ave bike lane

Avatar by on January 11th, 2019 at 10:20 am

This has gotten out of hand. Let’s catch the perpetrator(s).

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.
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Commish Eudaly’s office works with police to solve “deliberate act” of nails in Interstate Ave bike lanes

Avatar by on January 8th, 2019 at 2:38 pm

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.
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Multiple reports of nails strewn across north Portland bike lanes

Avatar by on March 14th, 2017 at 10:41 am

Nails found on/near N Interstate Ave in the past week.
(Photos sent in by readers)

There’s something fishy going on with roofing nails in the bike lanes of north Portland — particularly along the Interstate Avenue corridor.
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County now using magnetic sweeper to pick up tacks off Hawthorne Bridge path

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on January 29th, 2015 at 10:11 am

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They’re coming for you tacks!
(Photo: Multnomah County)

Three weeks after we heard our first reports of thumbtacks scattered somewhere around the ramps of the Hawthorne Bridge, fresh reports keep coming in.
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Tacks on Hawthorne Bridge cause multiple flats

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on January 7th, 2015 at 9:21 am

thumbtack

(Photo: Reddit user scrodd)

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.

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Left-side cycle track and more: PBOT unveils options for N Williams Ave

Avatar by on February 21st, 2012 at 2:04 pm

This drawing shows how the left-side cycle track idea would look just north of Broadway. (Note the left-side cycle track with a bike passing lane in the upper left.)
(Image: PBOT/Alta Planning)

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Riders report dozens of nails on Williams Ave bike lane (again)

Avatar by on February 14th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Nails found on Williams Ave
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).
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Letter to the Editor: Trouble in Corbett

Avatar by on November 28th, 2011 at 10:46 am

Riding near Corbett is beautiful;
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…]