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Police consider bike-focused stop sign enforcement on Springwater

Streetview of Springwater and Spokane. In response to multiple citizen complaints, the Portland Police Bureau says they plan to begin a series of enforcement actions on the Springwater Corridor Trail near Sellwood Riverfront Park. BikePortland was contacted by Sgt. Ty Engstrom of the PPB Traffic Division on December 14th in hopes we could spread awareness … Read more


Ask BikePortland: Should I go it alone or with group at stop signs?

Group stops happen.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to the latest installment of Ask BikePortland. Today’s question comes from reader Ruben G. Ruben is curious about a topic on a lot of people’s minds today: stop sign behavior. Ruben wants to know if people on bikes who arrive at a stop sign together are allowed to … Read more


Woman arrested after stop sign violation, question about ID

Broadway and Flint.(Photo © J. Maus) A woman was handcuffed and placed under arrest this morning after she was stopped for running the stop sign at NE Flint and Broadway when she asked the police officer if she was required to show identification. She was subsequently issued a citation and released. Jessica Jarratt, 37, the … Read more


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One hour, 22 citations at Clinton street stop sign (updated)

(Photo © J. Maus) The Portland Police Bureau sent three motorcycle cops to SE Clinton Street this morning to observe and enforce stop sign compliance at 34th and 21st Avenues. According to Traffic Division Lieutenant Bryan Parman, the “enforcement mission” (a.k.a. sting) came after his office received a complaint via email last week from a … Read more


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BTA’s 2009 legislative plans take shape

As bike ridership spikes in cities across the state, Oregon’s upcoming legislative session is sure to be full of bike-related action. Figuring prominently in that mix will be the lobbying efforts of the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). Leading the charge for the BTA will be their new Government Affairs (a.k.a. lobbyist) man Karl Rohde. … Read more


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Police Bureau continues with traffic safety education missions at Broadway/Flint

Broadway and Flint.(Photo J. Maus) As part of an ongoing effort, the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division is performing a series of “traffic safety educational missions” at the intersection of Broadway and Flint. Traffic Division Captain Larry O’Dea says his officers are conducting the missions during morning commute hours every day this week. According … Read more