Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-06, 02:09 PM   #1
randya
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PDX Commuters: Heads Up, Probably Police 'Bike Sting' Tomorrow, 10/25

This was posted on the Shift list today. I'm gonna guess this will take place on a bike boulevard somewhere in East Portland. Heads up and watch for the PPD on your morning and evening commutes tomorrow. If you see this occurring, plz post the location ASAP.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan Manvel
FYI, the Police are likely targeting a bike-rich location for an enforcement action tomorrow. If past experience is any guide, they'll be ticketing cars, bikes, etc. who break the laws at that location.

I'll try to figure out where, but it's apparently from a list of intersections that have been shown to have significant safety problems with cars and bikes interacting, and that don't have clear engineering fixes.

Evan
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 04:11 PM   #2
Phantoj
Certifiable Bike "Expert"
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,645
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
What sort of laws are being enforced? Reflector/bell violations? Stop signs?
Phantoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 04:22 PM   #3
Daily Commute
Ride the Road
 
Daily Commute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Bikes: Surly Cross-Check; hard tail MTB
Posts: 4,059
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantoj
What sort of laws are being enforced? Reflector/bell violations? Stop signs?
They last time, they ticketed cyclists who dared stray outside bike lanes in order to ride on the road.
Daily Commute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 04:25 PM   #4
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Knowing PDX's recent actions, they'll also be focusing on "proper" brakes. So brakeless fixies beware.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 05:19 PM   #5
randya
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stop signs, even rolled at 2-3 mph, earn the county $242 each.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 08:12 PM   #6
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've often thought that if the quintessential scofflaw Portland cyclist just considered Wednesdays their "Obey Traffic Laws Day", Multnomah County would generate a lot less revenue and local cycling message boards and email lists wouldn't get so many whiny posts about tickets. At least the police are predictable in that this kind of thing always happens on Wednesdays. Heck, locations are frequently leaked the day before. That said, those downtown bike lane tickets really ticked me off. I still wonder if anyone successfully contested them in court.
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 08:16 PM   #7
CastIron
Sensible shoes.
 
CastIron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St. Paul,MN
Bikes: A few.
Posts: 8,799
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are they also going after motorists who cause us problems? ie: passing to close, violating right of way, etc? If so, I don't see a problem here. Everyone has the same 'opportunity'.
__________________
Mike
Quote:
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
Why am I in your signature.
CastIron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 10:38 PM   #8
randya
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnamb
...those downtown bike lane tickets really ticked me off. I still wonder if anyone successfully contested them in court.
I don't think the court date for these has come up yet. The big no brakes fixie trial day is Nov. 6, something like 10 cases will be heard. Come to the downtown courthouse if you're free that day.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 10:48 PM   #9
vrkelley
Enjoy
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle metro
Bikes: Trek 5200
Posts: 6,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by randya
Stop signs, even rolled at 2-3 mph, earn the county $242 each.
Youch. Around here, if the cops don't find enough infractions, they move on. So bikers/drivers, you know what to do!
vrkelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 11:02 PM   #10
randya
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The problem is, they go and camp out somewhere on a known heavily traveled bike route, with a large force, for the duration of the morning commute (and sometimes the evening commute as well). The only way to avoid it is to completely alter your route, and ride on another street parallel to the main bike route, but there are still some spots near the bridges where you have no other choices. Or you could attempt to be 'super legal'.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 04:16 PM   #11
Daily Commute
Ride the Road
 
Daily Commute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Bikes: Surly Cross-Check; hard tail MTB
Posts: 4,059
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Based on the silence, I assume this turned out to be a (thankfully) false alarm?
Daily Commute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 04:35 PM   #12
randya
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's my guess, too.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 04:51 PM   #13
TheDL
Survival of the Fitest
 
TheDL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: PDX
Bikes: 198? Univega Custom Maxima, 2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno
Posts: 1,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nah, we're just all in jail
TheDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 10:01 PM   #14
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didn't see anything anywhere yesterday.
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 AM.