Bike and walk advocates join calls for major police reform
“Our business has historically been in trying to build the best bike network possible, but our work is meaningless if public space is not safe for everyone.”— Bike Loud PDX co-chairs
Portland Police officers drove SUVs into people on the street last night
After Monday’s peaceful protest, even more people took to the streets last night to march against racism and policy brutality. While the protest was largely peaceful for many hours, there were several instances of more aggressive actions. Reporters documented the Portland Police firing tear gas and flash-bangs into peaceful crowds indiscriminately, causing shock and horror … Read more
Reader: I was harassed by a truck driver and police won’t take it seriously
The message below came to us from a reader via Facebook. I’m sharing it here with permission from the victim. Today, Feb 8, 2020, my spouse and I were returning from a ride along the esplanade. I’m a bit slow because I’m recovering from a full hysterectomy and appendectomy. My husband was waiting for me … Read more
Oregon Governor signs anti-profiling bill aimed at racially motivated traffic stops
Data will help anti-profiling advocates.
On night of protest, police stop 43 people for driving violations on St. Johns Bridge
Like fish in a barrel.
Police write 53 speeding citations in just two hours on Highway 26 near the Zoo
PPB officers camped out on Highway 26 up near the Oregon Zoo to catch speeders. Read their press release below for how that turned out… 53 CITATIONS ISSUED DURING A #VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION News Release from Portland Police Bureau Posted on FlashAlert: October 12th, 2016 3:04 PM Downloadable file: Vision_Zero.jpg On Tuesday October 11, … Read more
Bike Theft Task Force returns with popular u-lock exchange program
U-lock? U-Rock! program a major success.
Crash victims in limbo as police records backlog swells to six months
Many insurers require a copy of the police report to pay out victims’ claims.
Federal trial lined up for police who Tasered Hillsboro man after bike infraction
Jermaine Robinson had been stopped for biking without a light against a “don’t walk” signal.
Portland Police now making Vision Zero part of standard procedure
Tracking the small things that add up to big things.
Hillsboro police Tasered and tackled man who biked through stoplight, records show
The City of Hillsboro and two of its police officers may head to trial this fall over the largely unreported 2012 incident.